River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 105 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Stagecoach
Current:   105 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   105 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   105 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   93 cfs
Gage Height:   3.36 ft

Steamboat Springs
Current:   254 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   264 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   275 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   271 cfs
Gage Height:   1.81 ft

Yampa through Steamboat: With quite a bit of ice typically through town in the January window, fishing can be challenging. On warmer days, look for fish to be hugging the bottom in the nice deep runs. Run nymphs down deep with light, stealthy indicators, and keep an eye on the surface in the afternoon in case you get lucky enough to see some fish looking up for small midges on especially warm days in the winter. Standard winter bugs like zebra midges, black beauties, poison tungs, RS2s, foamback emergers, tiny tube and thread midges, etc. are some of the best bets when nymphing.

Yampa Tailwater: Flows are the usual wintertime low and clear below Stagecoach. The road will be closed after New Year's, so expect some walking if you're looking to fish this tailwater. Stealth while approaching your target is going to be crucial. Midges like top secrets and BWOs like tiny pheasant tails etc. under light indicators will produce. This place gets pretty darn cold in January/February, so being on the water before around 10-11 AM is generally not necessary. Warmer air temps and cloud cover can be the magic combo for good January tailwater fishing, as bright midday sun can also bring its own challenges with low, clear water.

Report Updated On: 01/07/2020
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