Last Update: 7/29/2015. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Current Streamflow : 513 cfs @ Canyon Mouth, 11 cfs in town of Fort Collins, 74 cfs @ North Fork below Seaman's Reservoir
Poudre River Fishing Report: Fish are looking up and taking dries with a vengence! This time of year fish are moving into faster water so focus your casts in shallower runs and riffles. Most of the bigger bugs of summer have moved on, but we still have some of the best hatches of summer before us. Dry dropper rigs will be a good way to put numbers in the net until weather gets back to a more normal routine. Caddis are hatching throughout the day, as well as Yellow Sally's. PMD's are making an appearance in the afternoon.
Our guides are telling us fish are continuing to eat dries right off the bank. Underneath, the big stuff will also continue to pick up fish. Big stones, worms, and larger caddis patterns will be your best option for nymphs.
Town is super low right now so this means it is the time of year where paying close attention to water temps throughout the day literally means life or death for fish. Most of us here at the shop will carry a thermometer with us and take readings as midday approaches. Once temps hit 65 degrees, its a good idea to stop fishing all together, head for some shade, crack open a beer and have a siesta. Playing fish as quickly as possible and taking the extra time to make sure caught fish are fully revived will not only increase their chance of surviving, but increase your chance of encountering that same fish somewhere down the road. Happy fishing y'all!
Recommended Flies for the Cache la Poudre River ::
Dries: Stimulator Olive, Yellow, Orange #12-16, Chubby Chernobyl #12-16, Cousin It #8-10, PMD Extended Body #14-18, Quigley Split Flag PMD #16, Film Critic #16, EC Caddis #14-16, Headlight Caddis #14-16, Foam PMX #10-12, Parahopper #8-12, Sweetgrass Hopper #12, Amy's Ant #8-10, Cathy's Super Beetle #12
Nymphs: Prince Nymph #8-10, Purple Prince #12-16, Girdle Bugs- all colors and sizes, Wired Stone Golden #10-14, 20 Incher #10-14, Stone Bomb #10-12, Poxy-back PMD #18, Tung Swing Nymph #14-18, North Special Black #12, Iron Sally #12-16, Pyrite CAddis #14-16, The Ticket #16, Tak's Go2 Caddis #14-18, 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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