Latest Update: 9/20/2018.
We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.

Current Streamflow : 53 cfs @ Canyon Mouth, 7 cfs @ Fort Collins, 5 cfs @ North Fork Below Seaman Reservoir

Poudre River Fishing Report:

 

Fall has arrived in the Poudre Canyon and it is fishing great. It is the time of year when flows drop and the water is crystal clear.  Smaller attractors and some small naturals will keep the fish happily eating your flies. On warmer days think about heading higher in the canyon to avoid warm water temps.  Watch for late morning Trico hatches and afternoon Blue Winged Olive hatches. Caddis will still be hatching in the mornings and evenings and we still have another couple weeks of great hopper fishing.  Fall time also brings streamer season.

Chernobyls (#14,16), Momba Ants, PMXs(#12-16) and Royal Wulfs are a great option for smaller sized attractor patterns. An effective rig when smaller bugs like Blue Winged Olives are hatching is an Extended Body BWO (#18,20) trailed by a black or grey Mayhem (#18,20).  Some good options for nymphs are Two-Bit Hookers Olive (#16,18), Iron Sallys (#16,18) and JuJu Beatis (#18,20).  Brown trout are starting to get aggressive and fishing streamers is one of our favorite ways to catch fish on the Poudre this time of year.  Sparkle Minnows (#8), Thin Mints (#8-12) and Mini Dungeons (#6) are good options.

For any questions on how to tackle the Poudre whether it's location, rigs, or flies stop by either shop before you head out!

 

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Other Recommended Flies for the Cache la Poudre River ::

Dries:  Parachute Adams #14-#22, Q's Split flag adams #14-#18, Chubby Chernobyl #12-#16, E/C Caddis #16-18, PMX #12-#16, Cathy's Super Beetle #10, Light Hendrickson #14-16, BWO #16,18, Drowned Trico #20-22

Nymphs: Beadhead prince #12-#18, Gold biot stone #12-#18, Purple prince #12-#16, Guide's choice hare's ear #12-#18, Iron Sally, Hotwire Prince, Kryptonite Caddis, Copper Ribbed RS2 #18, Mayhem #18, Barr's Emerger #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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