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Yampa River, Colorado - Fishing Report -
ctober 07, 2016
The Yampa is in good shape throughout all sections. The water levels are good
and anglers are catching some very nice size brown trout. They are in the
pre-spawn stage and very aggressive. They are being caught on the Sculpin
Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain from Monday through
next W
ednesday, otherwise clear. Highs will range from 60 to 67 degrees and
lows from
32 to 39 degree.

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
October Caddis, size 6, nymphs and adults
Spotted Sedges, size 16/14, larva, pupa and adults
Green Sedges, caddisflies, size 16, larva, pupa and adults
Mahogany Duns, size 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Little Yellow Stoneflies, 14/16, nymphs and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, 8/10/12
Japanese Beetles, 14/16
Carpenter Ants, 16/18
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.
October Caddis are hatching.
Mahogany duns are hatching.
Various species of Blue-winged olives are hatching.
Green Sedges and Spotted Sedges, both caddisflies, are hatching.
Little Yellow stoneflies are starting to hatch.
Terrestrial insects will soon become important food to imitate - Ants, beetles and
Rate: 107 cfs
Level: 1.28 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 51
Clarity: Clear
Real-time Stream Flow Data at Steamboat Springs
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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Fly Fishing Yampa River, Colorado
A description of the Yampa River,
Guide to fly fishing Yampa River,
Yampa River fishing seasons, and
much more