Last Update: 10/27/2016. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Current Streamflow : 60 cfs @ Canyon Mouth, 25 cfs @ Fort Collins, 20 cfs @ North Fork Below Seaman Reservoir
Poudre River Fishing Report: Fall on the Poudre is in full affect. Most days, fish are looking up and are still wanting small attractor dries with Blue Wing Olives and midges being the most consistent hatches. Start your day with a dry dropper to let the fish tell you what they want. If the dry gets most of the attention, switch out the nymph for a small parachute or extended body. Stay in the #14-16 for your first fly and #18-20 on the second one for both a dry dropper and double dry set up. Things are getting frosty but believe it or not, there are still a few hoppers out and about so don’t think twice about smacking a bigger foam steak on the water when the sun gets higher in the sky.
This time of year, we get a lot of people using the right bugs, but they still seem to struggle picking up fish. Picking and choosing your water will make all the difference in the world. By-pass the slow and deep water for the faster pocket water. Runs with knee deep water depth and plenty of boulders will hold feeding fish and plenty of them. Get creative. Try spending a little bit of time in places you normally wouldn’t fish and work those spots thoroughly. You would be surprised! With low and clear conditions, the broken water hides your presence and keeps your fly presentations natural. 9 foot leaders in the 5-6x range with corresponding tippets are keeping those picky fish in check. As always, fluorocarbon will give you an advantage but is not completely necessary.
Town has been fishing very well and is a great alternative to a canyon outing. BWO’s and midges are coming off so have a few different emerger and dun patterns with the fish start working the surface. Our town stretches are also the best spot to swing streamers around looking for aggressive fish, and usually the bigger ones in the river. The key is putting in your time and working the water quickly and diligently to put your fly in front of as many fish as possible. Enjoy this fall weather and happy fishing!
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Recommended Flies for the Cache la Poudre River ::
Dries: PMX #14-16, Chew Toy Stimi #14-16, Foam PMX #12-16, Chubby Chernobyl #12-16, Cousin It #10-14, Trina's Carnage Attractor, Amy's Ant #14-16, Streambank Hopper #12, Morrish Hopper #12-14, Q's Sparkle Flag Adams #14-16, Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, EC Caddis #14-18, Headlight Caddis #14-18, Ext. Body PMD #14-18, Sparkle Flag Adams #16-20, Film Critic BWO #16-18, CDC Baetis Dun #18, Ext. Body BWO #18, Para-adams #18-20
Nymphs: GB Prince #14-18, Hotwire Prince #14-18, Iron Sally #16-18, Tung. Micro Stone #14-16, Wired Stone #12-16, Swing Caddis #14-16, Caddis Larva #16, Barr's Emerger PMD #14-20,Micro May #18-20, Rainbow Warrior #18-20, Juju Baetis #18-22, WD-40 #18-20, Anatomay #18-20, Two-Bit Hooker #18-20, Poison Tung. #18-20, RS-2 #18-20
Streamers: Thin Mints #6-10, Platte River Spider #4, Dude Friendly #8, Orange Blossom Special #8, Slump Buster Black #6, Aggravator Prince #6, 'Nilla Bugger #8-10
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