River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 41 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Stagecoach
Current:   41 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   41 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   41 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   41 cfs
Gage Height:   2.67 ft

Steamboat Springs
Current:   154 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   182 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   210 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   128 cfs
Gage Height:   1.49 ft

The road to the Yampa tailwater is closed, but if you're willing to hoof it the roughly 2 miles in to the access point the fishing can be outstanding. Flows are skinny at around 42 CFS, so run small flies, small splitshot/tungsten flies, and smaller, unobtrusive indicators that don't make too much "plop." Top bugs throughout this system have been Sparkle Wing RS2s in black and BWO flavors, small Pheasant Tails, and a variety of midges in #22-24 (Zebra, Top Secret, Bling, Don King, Brassie, and the JuJubee are always good options, to name a few.) If you see fish rising below Stagecoach, try a #20 Griffith's Gnat or #20 Extended Body BWO on point with a #24 Sprout Midge or other tiny midge dry like a black Para Midge trailing about 16-18" behind on 6-6.5x tippet. Seriously consider sizing your terminal tackle down to 5.5-6-6.5x fluorocarbon at the tailwater.

Report Updated On: 01/19/2018
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