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Yampa River, Colorado - Fishing Report - April 16, 2018
Discharges and stream levels are down below normal level making wading safe and
easy provided caution is used. Midges, creams and light greens, Blue-winged olives and
Skwala stoneflies are the insects you should imitate. March Browns and Little Black
caddis are hatching in some sections.
Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow through tomorrow and again
Friday and Saturday, otherwise clear for the next week. Highs will range from 49 to 60
degrees and lows from 20 to 45 degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Brown and White Belly Sculpin Streamers, size 6
Blue-winged Olives, size 18 and 20, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges:Cream size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Aquatic Worms, size 12, pink, red, and others
Skwala stoneflies, size 10, nymphs and adults
March Browns, size 12/14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Little Black Caddis, size 18, pupa and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin streamers are great flies to use for the next
several weeks.
Midges are always important in a tailwater. It is almost alway best to fish a tandem Midge
rig under a small strike indicator with the midge lava as the bottom fly and the midge
pupa as the top fly. Fish the adult midge only when you observe trout feeding on the
surface.
Various species of Blue-winged olives are hatching.
Aquatic worms are working in the tailwaters.
Skwals stoneflies are hatching.
March Browns are hatching.
Little Black Caddis.
Rate: 380 cfs
Level: 2.16
Water Temperature: 46 (below dam, warmer downstream
Clarity: clear
Real-time Stream Flow Data at Steamboat Springs
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