Last Update: 06/26/2016. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Current Streamflow : 1,580 cfs @ Canyon Mouth, 369 cfs@ Fort Collins, 121 cfs @ North Fork Below Seaman.
Poudre River Fishing Report:
The water in the canyon has been consistently dropping and clearing up. We are coming down from peak flows, things are settling down and fishing is great! The North Fork has been dropping, so the gauge reading at the canyon mouth is more accurate. Clarity is still better in the upper stretches of the river, and fishing has still been consistent with larger dry-dropper rigs and big stonefly nymphs. We are starting to see dry fly action heat up higher up in the canyon as well. Big Golden Stones have begun hatching in the middle and upper canyon, and caddis are starting to get thick. It is definitely a good idea to try big Prince Nymphs, Girdle Bugs and Sparkle Worms for nymphing or small flashy streamers close to shore in the soft edges, pockets, and eddies. Use heavy leader and tippet like 3x to get better drifts and make getting snags unhooked as well. Fish the edges, inside corners and small pockets.
Attractor dries and dry dropper setups have been catching fish! We expect to see more and more fish coming to the surface to eat those attractor patterns. Stonefly nymphs have been the name of the game, combined with cased caddis, and caddis larvae. On days when the water clarity is less, try using the ol' San Juan or Sparkle Worm.
The Poudre through town has dropped and cleared dramatically. Fishing in town is always a little less consistent than in the canyon, but now is a great time to give it a go. Caddis, PMDs, and streamers are going to be the best bet. Clarity has improved to a nice tea color, which is our favorite. Make sure to cover the soft pockets, eddies, and seams close to shore.
Recommended Flies for the Cache la Poudre River ::
Dries: Chew Toy Stimi #12-14, PMX #12-14, Chubby Chernobyl #12-16, Cousin It #8-10, Trina's Carnage Attractor #10, Rogue Foam Stone #6, Amy's Ant #8-12, Q's Sparkle Flag #14-16
Nymphs: GB Prince #8-14, Hotwire Prince #14-16, Montana Prince #14-16, Girdle Bug #8-12, Jimmy Legs #8-12, BH Twenty Incher #14, Iron Sallys #14-16, BH Copper Johns #14-16, Tung. Micro Stone #14-16, Wired Stone #12-16, Swing Caddis #14-16, Poudre Pupa #16, Caddis Larva #16
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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