Latest Update: 5/21/2018.
We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.

Current Streamflow : 1310 cfs @ Canyon Mouth, 754 cfs @ Fort Collins, 117 @ North Fork Below Seaman Reservoir

Poudre River Fishing Report:

With the recent warm weather and precipitation, the Poudre seems to be headed full-steam towards runoff. Even though this changes a lot about how, where, and what we fish it’s still a productive time for the persistent angler! As usual, the Poudre is a bit of a buffet right now with Stoneflies of several species crawling around the banks in addition to the infamous Mother’s Day Caddis. The last breaths of springs Blue Wing Olives (BWO’s) or working through the upper river as well.

Like many other fisheries around the region, nymphs and streamers are our go-to strategies right now. Flashier and larger are good rules to go by when picking bugs during runoff time. We’ve been throwing bigger Bead Head Princes (#10-12), Sparkle Worms, Gabriels Trumpets (#10-14) and the ol’ faithful Girdle Bug (#8-10) ourselves but a plethora of flies are working. Streamer-wise we’ve been erring towards Sparkle Minnows (white, black) and Mini-Dungeons (white or black/purp). 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.

For any questions on how to tackle runoff  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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