Yampa River Fish Report

Yampa River Fly Fishing Report for April 17th.  2013

The Yampa River starts below Stagecoach Reservoir and continues through the town of Steamboat Springs and heads west to the confluence of the Green River.  Along it's journey this gold medal Trout fishery melds into a warm water fly fishery inhabited by Smallmouth Bass and Large Northern Pike. Most of the Water west of Craig CO is accessible by boat only.


Yampa River Report Date:

                   4/17/2014

Yampa River Flow:

  • 218 CFS Below Stagecoach

Yampa River Mid Day Water Temp:

         04/17/2014                                       

Yampa River Current Rating (1-10):

  • 9 of 10

Yampa River Fly Fishing Report:

Bigger flows out of Stagecoach Bring your 5X Fluorocarbon and a good selection of Midges and BWO's and a few San Juan Worms (didn't here that here).  A fun place to sight fish large smart fish (some days they aren't that smart, go figure).  Hiking down to the Sarvis Creek area can be well worth the walk(about a 1/4 Mile) Get there early to get your spot.

 Hot Flies on the Yampa River:

NYMPHS/EMERGERS-San Juan Worm Pink(#12) R-S2 black/gray(#18-22)   JU JU Bee Midge's, blue/red (#20-22) Black Beauty Midge (#20-22) Disco Midge, green/red(#20-24) Zebra Midge, black/red(#20-22) Poison Tungsten Midge, blue(#20-22) Eggs, peach/chart.(#12-18) Pheasant tails(#16-22) Prince's (#14-20) Barr Emergers (#16-20)   DRIES-Adult Black Midge(#22-24) Parachute Adams (#18-20)  Griffith Gnat(#20-22) Morgan's Midge(#18-20)

 

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