Last Update: 10/13/2015. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Current Streamflow : 49 cfs @ Canyon Mouth, 17 cfs@ Fort Collins, 5 cfs @ NF Below Seaman
Poudre River Fishing Report:
Water is low and clear, but the fish are still there and they are still happy to eat both dries and nymphs. Smaller stimulators are still turning heads, but BWOs are becoming the soup du jour on the Poudre. Small caddis are also still around and the fish seem to enjoy them as well; With cooler temps and more cloud cover coming this week BWO's will be making a strong presence in the mornings and evenings (sz 18-22). Fishing smaller dries (sz. 12 and smaller) is a good bet with your terrestrials.
Double dry and dry-dropper rigs are getting the job done. Underneath the hopper or stimi, our guides are saying smaller flies like Poison Tungs, RS2s, and Juju Baetis are starting to outfish larger attractor style nymphs. Sizing tippets down to 5x or 6x is a good idea with the lower flows. BWO's will only continue to get thicker until the weather gets real nasty. Flows are low right now but this is about normal for the start of our fall fishing. A little more stealth will be helpful in finding fish. Cooler daytime temps and cold nights are making for consistant dryfly fishing throughout the day.
Recommended Flies for the Cache la Poudre River ::
Dries: Stimulator Olive, Yellow, Orange #14-16, Chubby Chernobyl #14-16, Film Critic BWO #18-22, Ext. Body BWO #18-22, EC Caddis #16-18, Headlight Caddis #16-18, PMX #12-16, Parahopper #10-14, Amy's Ant #10-12, Cathy's Super Beetle #12, Para-ant #16, PMX #14-16, Q's Split FLag BWO #18-22, Purple Haze #18-20, Sprouts Midge #20-22, Parachute Adams #18-26
Nymphs: Micro May #18-20, Pocketwater Baetis #18-20, Two Bit Hooker #16-20, Sparkle Wing RS2 #18-22, Tung. Juju Baetis #18-20, Iron Lotus #16-18, Poison Tung. #18-20, Zebra Midge #18-20, Mercury Baetis #18-20, Hotwire Prince #16-18, Tung. Rainbow Warrior #16-20
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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