Cache La Poudre River Report
Current Streamflow : 513 cfs @ Canyon Mouth, 126 cfs @ Fort Collins, 31 cfs @ North Fork Below Seaman Reservoir
Poudre River Fishing Report:
Flows on the CLP are slowly and steadily declining which means the water is clearing up and fish are spreading out from the banks. We have seen pretty consistent topwater action so make sure to have some big attractor dries for dry-dropper rigs and a few PMD's, yellow sallies, and caddis in case risers are present. We have started to see caddis consistently throughout the canyon in the evenings, PMD's have been also been spotted throughout. In areas that the water is still high, fishing right up along the bank will still be the best option.
Water is at good levels throughout the canyon and fish are being found along the bank with dry dropper rigs. A large attractor dry in a #10 with a bead head nymph in a #14 or #16, 2-3 feet below will make these fish eat. A 7.5 foot leader in 4x with 4x tippet is what most of our guides are using right now. This time of year it’s important to cover water and avoid lingering in one spot for too long.
Flows through town are very low again, be weary of this. Low water and high temperatures can make it hard for these fish to revive themselves after being caught. Lee Martinez Park can fish good this time of year, as well as west of the shields bridge. The same bugs you would use in the canyon will work in town. Chubby Chernobyl's with a prince nymph or Caddis Pupae, dropped below it is an effective rig this time of year. Dont forget your small wooly's and thin mints
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Recommended Flies for the Cache la Poudre River ::
Dries: Chubby Chernobyl's #8-14, Amy's Ants #14-16, Parachute Adams #12-18, EC Caddis #14-18, Headlight Caddis #18, Elk Hair Caddis #16-18, Tan Foam PMX #10, Favillian Dun #12, Fat Albert #6, Bottle Humpy #12, Cousin It #8-12, Stimi or Chew Toy #10-16
Nymphs: Pat's Rubber Legs #6-10, DB Stone Peacock #10-12, Hotwire Prince #16-14, Sparkle Worms #10, Purple Prince #12-18, Wired Stones #14-10, Stone Bombs #10-8, GB Prince #8-18, The Ticket #16, Tak's Go2 Caddis #16, Copper John Chart # 12-14, Girdle Bug #6-10, Swing Caddis #14-18, Gold Biot Stone #10-18, Pheasant Tail #14-20
Streamers: MINI DUNGEONS!!! 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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