River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 177 cfs Current Temp: 82°F 
River Statistics:
Below Stagecoach
Current:   124 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   122 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   120 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   122 cfs
Gage Height:   3.42 ft

» Steamboat Springs
Current:   177 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   177 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   169 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   145 cfs
Gage Height:   1.55 ft

The Yampa is heating up at the tail water. Good midges and now some thick BWO's each day. Flows are up and the fishing has been great. Running at about 150cfs, the flows should be stable or drop through the rest of summer. Look for san juans and scuds to kill it at the tailwater in the higher flows. The increase in flow has turned the bite on for larger flies, and even streamers are producing with regularity. Try a two fly nymph rig, unless the BWO's are popping; then switch to some mayflies or emergers down to #20's on 6x tippets. Cranefly larva, leeches, and annelids have all taken fish recently sub surface, and stones are working downstream closer to Sarvis Creek. Hoppers are also in play, and the visual fishing in Try smaller midges and BWO nymphs off the back. Ray Charles #18 kills it! Streamers have also been good early and late in the day. Good BWO's and PMD's with caddis in play as well. Good dry fly fishing each day from 11am to 4pm when things starts to cool off. Trouthunter 5.5x fluorocarbon tippet has been helping take fish at the tailwater. Before the bump in flows, 6.5x was thumping them on dries.

Town has been great with dry dropper rigs as the flows have dropped below 400cfs. Lots of tubers from 11am-6pm through town, but the fish are accustomed to them and will rise between rubber rafts and tubes to eat caddis and PMD's. Soon tricos will start as well. The evenings through towns have been great with skated caddis or stimulators. Try a PMX with a CDC Pheasant Tail dropper. Yampa is in the sweet spot on all stretches and the fishing is as good as it gets.
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