Last Update: 5/20/2015. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Current Streamflow : 2,370 cfs @ Canyon Mouth, 2350 cfs in town of Fort Collins, 1310 cfs @ North Fork below Seaman's Reservoir
Poudre River Fishing Report: Just when we think its done, the rain comes back with a vengeance. Flows are coming back up so expect the clarity to be a bit off. With the water clarity still changing, we recomend spending a little extra time driving to the upper stretches, which continue to fish well. They are still releasing a lot of water from Seaman Reservoir to make room in for the recent rains, but don't let that scare you. The fish are still there and they are still hungry! Focus on the softer water on the edges of the river. For a more acurate water flow report check http://www.poudrerockreport.com/. Most of the tributary streams are pushing dirty water into the river, but clarity above Century Park is very fishable. Visibility will be 1-2 feet which is perfect. Fish the softer slower water with big flashy flies.
Guides and staff have been experiencing good luck fishing large flies (Princes, Girdle Bugs, Worms) on nymph rigs and/or under large attractor dries (Chubbies, Stimi's, and Stonefly patterns). Best success has been right up near the banks in slower water.
Town is experiencing higher flows as well but the same tactics are working here too. Big flashy flies fished on heavy tippet will be the best bet. Keep in mind that Shields Bridge is still closed and so is river access along the Poudre Trail upstream and downstream of the bridge. Fishing by Lyons and Watson will good and further downstream by Lee Martinez will also be good.
If you have any questions about rigs and bugs, stop past either one of the shops.
Recommended Flies for the Cache la Poudre River ::
Dries: CDC Wing BWO, #18-22, Sprout BWO #18-20, Film Critic BWO #18-20, Extended Body BWO #18-22, Para Adams #18-22, Split Flag Adams #18-20, Stimulator Olive, Yellow, Orange #12-16, Chubby Chernobyl #12-16, Cousin It #8-10.
Nymphs: Zebra Midges in black #18-20, Sparkle Wing RS2 #18-22. Barr's emerger BWO #18-20, Rainbow Warrior #18, Copper Rib RS2 #18-20, Prince Nymph #12-16, Girdle Bugs- all colors and sizes, Wired Stone Golden #10-14, 20 Incher #10-14, Stone Bomb #10-12, Sparkle Worm #10, San Juan Worm #12.
Streamers: Thin Mints #6-10, Platte River Spider, Dude Friendly Natural, White #8, Orange Blossom Special #8, Slump Buster Black #6, Aggrivator Prince #6.
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