Cache La Poudre River Report
Current Streamflow : 932 cfs @ Canyon Mouth, 297 cfs @ Fort Collins, 137 cfs @ North Fork Below Seaman Reservoir
Poudre River Fishing Report:
The Poudre is fishing as well as it will all year! There are still some residual salmonflies buzzing around, as well as a strong cicada presence throughout the mid canyon section. Stoneflies of several species crawling around the banks (big stones, yellow sallies, salmonflies). We also have caddis beginning to pop and have even heard rumors of a few PMD's coming out. Fishing the banks is key, and search for slack water and foam. As the water drops and clarity increases, fish will spread out across the river.
Fish big dries! Cicada patterns, chubbies, PMXs, and stimulators work well as fish are really starting to look up. We’ve been throwing bigger Bead Head Princes (#12-16), Hotwire Princes, Gabriels Trumpets (#10-14) and the ol’ faithful Girdle Bug (#10-12) ourselves but a plethora of droppers are working. Make sure you’re shortening your leaders and strengthening tippet as well (3x-4x), now is the time to break out your larger indicators and fluffier dries for dry/dropper rigs also. Don't forget a handful of thinmints just in case you feel like trying to get a different reaction out of those fish!
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Recommended Flies for the Cache la Poudre River ::
Dries: Parachute Adams #12-#20, Q's Split flag adams #12-#18, Chubby Chernobyl #10-#16, Para Cicada #12, PMX #10-#16, Cathy's Super Beetle #10
Nymphs: Beadhead prince #12-#18, Gold biot stone #12-#18 Restless stone #8-#12, Purple prince #12-#16, Guide's choice hare's ear #12-#18, Iron Sally, Hotwire Prince, Kryptonite Caddis
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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