Cache La Poudre River Report
Current Streamflow : 81 cfs @ Canyon Mouth, 54 cfs @ Fort Collins, 20 cfs @ North Fork Below Seaman Reservoir
Poudre River Fishing Report:
Flows in town and in the canyon are beginning to rise as we approach summer. This is a great season to hit the Poudre as hungry fish are seeing the first stonefly, caddis and mayfly hatches of the year. Fish are also starting to spread out from the deeper runs and are consistently looking up throughout the day. Blue winged olives are still the most prolific hatch at the moment, but fish are starting to key in on larger stoneflies, terrestrials and caddis. We have been hearing great things from our guides about everyone’s favorite fly, the Chubby Chernobyl! If you are in the canyon consider fishing a dry dropper rig with a smaller terrestrial and a stonefly or blue wing nymph. A size 14 – 18 Parachute Adams has been extremely productive as of late as well. As we move closer to runoff don’t forget to bring your streamer box to the river, a larger bugger on a sink tip is a great rig for high water. For leader and tippet, stick to 4x – 6x and don’t neglect fluorocarbon tippet for your dropper. Spring is here in full force and the fishing has been on fire!
For any questions on location, rigs, or flies feel free to stop by either shop before you head out!
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Recommended Flies for the Cache la Poudre River ::
Dries: Parachute Adams #12-#20, Q's Split flag adams #12-#18, Sparkle flag BWO #18-#20 Extended body BWO #18-#22, CDC Baetis Dun #18-#22, Chubby Chernobyl #10-#16, Para Cicada #12, PMX #10-#16, Cathy's Super Beetle #10
Nymphs: Beadhead prince #8-#18, Gold biot stone #8-#18 Restless stone #6-#12, Purple prince #12-#18, Guide's choice hare's ear #12-#18, Purple Jujubee #18-22, Copper Ribber RS2 #18, Tung. Juju Baetis #20, Poison Tung #18-20, Mayhem #18-20, Two-bit Hooker #12-20, Micro-may #18,
Streamers: Thin Mints #6-10, Platte River Spider #4, Orange Blossom Special #8, Slump Buster Black #6, Aggravator Prince #6, 'Nilla Bugger #8-10, Sparkle Minnow, Trick or Treat #4, Rubber Buggers
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