Last Update: 3/11/2014. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Poudre River Streamflow :: Canyon Mouth, 171 cfs, 159 cfs in Ft. Collins. Below Seaman Reservoir 96 cfs
The guages for town and the canyon have turned back on and the flows are great. The weather has been warm lately and it looks like we will hold this trend more or less through the next week. The fishing has been consistent throughout the lower canyon. This is in part to the continued release from Seaman Reservoir and also from recharged groundwater after last falls flood. The Poudre is in great fishing shape already and with the snow pack at well above average, we expect this next season will be a fantastic one.
The lower canyon continues to fish great with midges being the predominant food source but smaller baetis and stonefly nymphs are starting to get more attention. On warm sunny days, there has been good midge hatches as well and fish can be seen rising to these little meals fairly often. Above Gateway Natural area the river still has good amount of ice on it but it is melting fast so don't be afraid to venture higher as we move into March.
Town is also another great option right now, with bugs activity being much the same as the lower canyon. Try the same midge and baetis nymphs from the canyon, but also look for stoneflies, and caddis to become active soon
For further suggestions feel free to swing by either shop, we are happy to point you in the right direction.
Recommended Flies for Poudre River ::
Dries: , Griffiths Gnat #16-20, Renegade #16, Stillborn #20, Brooks Sprout BWO #18-22, Split Flag Adams #16-18, Film Critic BWO #18-20, Para Adams #16-22, Winger BWO #18-20
Nymphs:, Hare Ear #16,20 Mercury PT's #18-22, Golden Biot Stone #12-16, Anato-May Hares Ear # 16-20 Purple Prince #14-16, Poxy Back Stones #12-16, Hot Wire Prince #16-18, B.H. Prince#16-20, 20 inchers #14-16, Sparkle Wing RS2 #18-20, CDC RS2 #18-20, Juju Baetis #18-22, Split Foam Back #18-20, Micro Mayfly #18-20, Bling Midge #20-24, Disco Midge Red #20-24, UV Midge #18-22 Jujubee Midge #18-22
Streamers:Wooly Bugger Olive or Black #10, Tung Thin Mint #6-10, Vanilla Bugger #4-8, Goldie #6 Trick or Treat #4-6, Near Nuff Sculpin #6, Olive Rubber Bugger #4-6, White Sculpzilla #4
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