River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 47 cfsCurrent Temp: 39°F 
River Statistics:
»Below Stagecoach
Current:   47 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   47 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   47 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   48 cfs
Gage Height:   2.74 ft

Steamboat Springs
Current:   -999999 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   -999999 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   -999999 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   -999999 cfs
Gage Height:   1.58 ft

The Yampa tailwater is a great option for the angler looking to spend a long weekend on the water and check out a unique and productive fishery. Town is usually locked in ice until late February or March depending upon Mother Nature, snowpack, etc. The access into the Stagecoach Tailwater is about 2 (snow filled) miles, either by snowshoe or snow machine. The access road gets plowed almost daily, but if it snows the night before, be prepared to deal with the accumulated white stuff. The closure is for an elk migration, and runs January 1 through March. The fishing can be downright crazy, with high numbers of fish in the 14-20 inch range and even larger coming to hand for those who venture in. A little effort weeds out the riff raft sometimes. Midges are the name of the game, with small attractors and even the occasional BWO picking up some fish as well. There can be a strong midge hatch on the warmer days below Stagecoach, so don't be surprised to see a few heads poking through the surface, especially if there is cloud cover. This section, although short, is absolutely stacked with fish, and some holes can produce nearly all day long for the persistent fisherman. The fish in this tailwater do see some pressure, so expect them to be spooky with the low, clear flows- 6x tippet, small indicators, and a drag free presentation are musts. Dialing in the depth and weight will really have you on the fish. Small scuds and sow bugs are great to fish in this rich tail water. Other productive flies are small leeches, annelids, Cheeseman Emergers, RS2's, and Mercury Black Beauty Midges. Last but not least, be sure to layer up! Early and late in the day are chilly, though worth it.

Report Updated On: 02/06/2016
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Casting a fly in a tranquil mountain stream, feeling the tug on the line, and holding a beautiful rainbow trout makes us feel alive and intensely connected with nature. Fly fishing is our way of life and we are blessed with hundreds of nearby rivers and streams just a short distance away from Boulder. From the swift spring waters of the Clear Creek to the meandering bends of the South Platte, it's critical to consider fishing conditions in advance and prepare accordingly. We rely on our experienced guides who venture into the wild to let us know which rivers favor fly fishing, where fish are biting, and which fly patterns are most effective. Planning a successful fishing trip also requires knowledge of stream flows at various river points and an accurate weather forecast for a given destination. At Rocky Mountain Anglers, we are dedicated to providing all avid anglers with detailed and timely information about hatches, water, and weather conditions. So before you head out the door on your next fishing adventure, visit our web site to find valuable information that will prepare you for a successful trip. Have fun chasing after your next trophy trout and enjoy nature's beauty!The Rocky Mountain Anglers Crew
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