Poudre River Fishing Report:
With August here, the Poudre has dropped to below 100 CFS at the Canyon mouth and has become warm, low and clear. Pull out those gravel guards and get a nice cool off from wet wading during these warmer days. The fish have spread out and will be found in faster water and deeper holes for the most part. Don' the afraid to work tight to the banks still as fish will be trying to find shade and stay cool in the lower canyon. As you move up the water will be cooler above the narrows and into the upper canyon, along with it more active fish can be found throughout the day. Chubby Chernobyls in 14's and 16's along with PMX's are great point flies trailed by a Drake, PMD or caddis nymph or dry as your second fly. With how active the fish have been, a double dry fly rig will be found on my rod for the majority of the day. Streambank and Morrish hoppers are another fantastic choice as the canyon hoppers are in full swing and fish will greedily chomp down these larger offerings at times. In the upper canyon, be ready with a couple Drake nymphs, emergers, and dries for when they start coming off mid morning. The Caddis hatches have been ridiculous in the lower canyon and we are even seeing Yellow Sallies and Golden Stones are still around as well. Pairing up a PMX or Chubby with a smaller caddis or PMD in the lower canyon will see some success as well. The streamer fishing has slowed down some but you can still find hungry fish here and there. Thin mints or mini-dungeons are are always a solid choice to entice a few strikes. Be sure to have a few lighter colors and dark colors, depending on the light conditions you may need to change up to see exactly what the fish are looking to chase down. If you have any questions feel free the call or stop by the shop and get some info on the local water.
Dries: Elk Caddis #12-16, Parachute Adams #14-16, Chubby's #12-16, PMX #12-16, Stimi Chew Toys #12-14, Headlight Sally #14-16, E/C Caddis #12-16, Rocky Mountain Mint #14-16,
Nymphs: Girdle Bugs and Rubber leg stones, #8-12, 20 Inchers #10-12, Gumdrop #14-16, Copper John Red, Chartreuse or Copper #12-16, Prince Nymph #10-16, Hot Wire Prince Nymphs Red/Yellow #14-16, San Juan Worms #10-14, Mop Fly #10, Stone Bombs #10-14, Double Bead Stone Peacock #8-12.
Streamers: Thin Mints #8-12, Platte River Spider #4, #8, Sparkle Minnow, Trick or Treat #4, Mini Dungeon, Goldie, Black Wooly Bugger.
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