Last Update: 4/23/2014. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Poudre River Streamflow :: Canyon Mouth 335 cfs, 234 cfs in Ft. Collins. Below Seaman Reservoir 227 cfs
This weeks warmer weather will really get those fish moving and feeding a bit more. Flows are steadily creeping up but clarity is still good with only a slight tint to the water. We have had guides out on the river the past few weeks and they are reporting good fishing in much of the lower to middle canyon. We are seeing more and more BWO's in the lower water and good midge hatches throughout with fish paying close attention to the surface. Don't be afraid to nymph the bigger flies, stoneflies are starting to molt so they are becoming a key food source for hungry trout as we move into April. Attractor dries are also producing some fish so bring the bigger bugs and dry shake! The whole river is shaping up nicely so get out and enjoy!!
Due to the streamwork and construction near the river in town, clarity is changing daily. Fishing can still be done, just be aware of trail closures and road closures. The Poudre Trail is closed at Shields Bridge so be aware of that. As of this morning, the clarity in town is pretty good.
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, Chubby Chernobyl #10-14, PMX #10-14
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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