River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 40 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Stagecoach
Current:   40 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   39 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   40 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   40 cfs
Gage Height:   2.65 ft

Steamboat Springs
Current:   371 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   376 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   394 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   413 cfs
Gage Height:   2.11 ft

The road into the Stagecoach tailwater is open. For the tailwater section, small flies, light tippet, inconspicuous indicators, and split shot are still a necessity, as she's still flowing low and clear. Flows will likely increase in the coming days, allowing you to size up bugs and tippet sizes a bit, but clarity should remain good. BWO's and midges both nymphs and emergers. The public sections through town are good from early morning until mid afternoon. Spring runoff is in full swing, and fish are hanging in the slower runs and pools where they can catch a breath. Deep runs with bigger flies girdle bugs, worms and leeches with #14-18 bh nymphs off like; frenchies, rainbow warriors, p-tails, two bit hookers, zebra midges, micro mayfly, HDA variant, hares ear, guides choice hares ear. Essentially, stones, midges, baetis and caddis nymphs. Slow stripped streamers deep will do the trick well too, especially earlier and later in the day when the sun is low in the sky. The Elk is high but fishable. Similar flies as mentioned above (for the town stretch of the Yampa) if you are fishing the Elk. Bang the banks, the fish will be close to shore in the high water!

Report Updated On: 05/14/2017
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