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Colorado Fly Fishing Reports

Yampa and Elk Rivers

June 19th, 2018

Summer is here! All the rivers in the area are coming down by the day and clearing up. The fishing has really turned on the past week or so with lots of fish rising in the mornings and evenings and great nymphing throughout the rest of the day. Give us a call at 970-879-6552 any time for up to the hour info. We look forward to fishing with you soon!

Stagecoach Tailwater

Stagecoach Tailwater

The "tailwater," also known as the upper Yampa, is one of the most productive stretches of river year-round. The dam keeps the flows and water temperature nearly consistent for the entire year. The DOW keeps a close eye on the water and river bank health which makes for incredible fishing.

June 19th, 2018

The Tail water water is closed due to low flows. Give a call down to the shop for plenty of other great fishing options!
970-879-6552

Sarvis Creek State Wildlife Area

Sarvis Creek

Just one mile downstream of the Stagecoach tailwaters this stretch of river can be very productive year round. This state wildlife area is about 2.5 miles of idyllic trout stream habitat. There is a high density of fish in this area so do not walk past any structure without first casting in for a try. Sight casting this stretch of river is popular.

June 19th, 2018

Sarvis has been fishing great and the road is now open. Watch for any rain in the forecast as Sarvis is day to day on clarity. We have seen fish rising to caddis and P.M.D's in the morning and evenings or on any overcast days. Give a call down to the shop for more up to date info 970-879-6552.


Flows: 70 C.F.S.

Nymphs :Tung Teaser, RS-2, Poxyback P.M.D., Barr's Emerger, Copper John, Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tail, Graphic Caddis, Soft Hackles, Super Pupa, Smethurst Stone Bomb

Dries: X-caddis, Brook's P.M.D., Mini Hot Yellow, Headlight Caddis

Streamers :Slump Buster, Zonker, Lil Kim


Yampa River Public Water

Yampa River

Flowing right through downtown Steamboat Springs, the Yampa River gives anglers miles of excellent fish-able water. Stop into the shop and we can point you in the right direction

June 19th, 2018

The town section is in full run off. The clarity is pretty low and the water is high. That being said we have had some very good days nymphing just a few feet off the banks with big bright flies. Give a call down to the shop for up to the hour info.
970-879-6552

Flows: C.F.S. 481

Nymphs: RS-2 P.M.D., Barr's Emerger, Soft Hackle Copper, Diving Caddis, Oli Edward's Fly, Swing Caddis, Stone Bomb, 20incher, Two Bit Stone, Juju Sally, Soft Hackles, Stroli's Dimmer Stone

Dries: P.M.D. Lawson, Para P.M.D., CDC Biot Dun P.M.D., Outrigger Sally,
Little Yellow Stone, Elk Hair Caddis, AC Caddis

Streamers: Zonkers, Butt Monkey, Cheech Leech

Elk River Public Water

Elk River

Flowing out of the Zirkel Wilderness Area, the Elk River is clean and clear this summer. There are just a few access points to the river starting with Christina State Wildlife Area located about 8 miles out of town. Christina is a 1 mile stretch that provides numerous long runs and solid pocket water. Browns, Rainbows, Cutthroats, Brookies and Whitefish, ranging from 12-18 inches can be found in this stretch of the Elk. The Upper Elk, north of Clark down Seedhouse road, has tons of public water access in the National Forest. Bring a small rod, attractor dry flies and 4x tippet.

June 19th, 2018

The Elk is in full run off. The water is very high and off color. If you go try fishing big bright flies very close to the bank.
Give a call down to the shop for up to date info.
970-879-6552

Flows: 671

Nymphs: Copper John, Hot Wire Prince, BlM, Hunchback Two Tone, Lightening Bug, Soft Hackle Blue, Two Bit Hooker, Prince, Tung Teaser,
20 Incher, Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tail

Dries: Elk Hair Caddis, Small Hoppers, Extended Body P.M.D.


Streamers: Sparkle Minnow, Zonker, Wolly Bugger

Steamboat, Pearl, and Hahns Peak Lakes

Steamboat And Stagecoach Lakes

June 19th, 2018

Most the lakes in the area have iced off and fishing is hot. Give a call down to the shop for more info.
970-879-6552