Last Update: 9/25/2016. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Current Streamflow : 47 cfs @ Canyon Mouth, 7 cfs @ Fort Collins, 6 cfs @ North Fork Below Seaman's
Poudre River Fishing Report: Welcome in Fall: Fishing continues to be awesome on our local Poudre and it is shaping up to be a great Fall. Fish are still keyed in to the surface so get out there and throw some dries while you still can! Our guides are reporting the best success with dry dropper rigs but don't be afraid to thow a double dry. Stay in the #14-16 for your first fly and #18-20 on the second one. There are hoppers clicking around all over the river and fish will be keying in on those until at least the first frost.
As flows continue to drop and the fish see more pressure, you may start to see the occasional refusal and now is when we start to consider tippet size and leader length. 5x leaders and tippet are still perfect but consider 6x for your dropper if you keep getting snubbed. Sometimes that’s all you need to get more fish in the net. They definitely are starting to spread out, but pocket water and riffle-run scenarios hold most of the active feeders. Working the pocket water low in the canyon and up through Kelly Flats has been outstanding and there tends to be more elbow room to spread out and find some solitude.
The flows in town are very low once again. With the start of fall think about hitting those high alpine lakes, before its gone for the year. Streamers will always find a few fish and we have been hearing reports and seeing pictures of some very nice fish being caught.
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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 #10-12, 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, Split Flag PMD #16-18, Film Critic PMD #16-18, CDC Baetis Dun #18, Ext. Body BWO #18
Nymphs: GB Prince #14-18, Hotwire Prince #14-18, Montana Prince #14-16, Iron Sallys #16-18, Tung. Micro Stone #14-16, Wired Stone #12-16, Swing Caddis #14-16, Poudre Pupa #16, Caddis Larva #16, Barr's Emerger PMD #14-20, Poxy Back PMD #14-18, Hunchback PMD #16-18, Trina's Bubbleback PMD #16, Micro May #18, Rainbow Warrior #18
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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