Cache La Poudre River Report
Current Streamflow : 68 cfs @ Canyon Mouth, 58 cfs @ Fort Collins, 26 cfs @ North Fork Below Seaman Reservoir
Poudre River Fishing Report:
In true Colorado fashion the weather just keeps changing its mind. These next few days are showing promising weather and temps so get out! Flows are perfect in both the canyon and town for this time of year. Fish are happy and healthy, and are trying to pack on the weight before winters arrival. With the water levels where they are you're going to have to keep it shallow when using a nymph rig. A dry dropper rig will still work, just be prepared for fish to be keying in on those smaller droppers. Small terrestrials like ants and beetles may still find fish on warmer days but we are seeing less and less of them with the cooler nights and the recent snow. Blue winged olives have been hatching pretty consistently all over the Poudre, as well as midges. Small Adams #16-22 are working wonderfully, and the Tilt Wing Olive has been a guide favorite recently. Leader and tippet should both be in the 5-6x range with Fluorocarbon starting to become a necessity for the droppers. Streamer fishing can be fairly productive this time of year on the Poudre as well. Make sure you have a few Thin Mints and smaller buggers to rip through town while its still at this prime flow. You can use the same bugs in town as you would in the canyon. We have also been having a blast swinging soft hackles and smaller streamers in town so jump on the bike path and get fishing!
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Recommended Flies for the Cache la Poudre River ::
Dries: Parachute Adams #16-22, BWO #16-20, PMD #14-18, Humpy #14-18, Split Flag Adams #16-18, Extended Body BWO #18-20, Tilt Wing Olive #18, Foam Beetle #14-16, Hi-Vis Ant #16, Chernobyl Ant #14, Rocky Mountain Mint #16-20, Royal Wolff #16-20, Sprout Midge #18-20, Renegade #16-20, Para-midge #18-20, Sparkle Flag BWO #18, H&L Variant #16-18
Nymphs: Hotwire Prince #18, Purple Prince #18-20, GB Prince #16-20, Rainbow Warrior #18-22, Copper John Chart/Red # 16-20, Pheasant Tail #16-20, Hare's Ear #16-20, Copper Ribber RS2 #18, Tung. Juju Baetis #20, Poison Tung #18-20, Split Foam Back #18, Mayhem #18-20, Two-bit Hooker #16-20, Micro-may #18, Magic Fly BWO #18, Zebra Midge #18, Baetis Bomb #18, Midge Bomb #18-20
Streamers: MINI DUNGEONS!!! (Purple/White), 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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