Fishing Report for 6.4.21 - Written by Brett Lee

Summer is just around the corner and the fishing conditions are only going to get better from here as the water levels go down and there is more bug activity. We’re looking forward to another great season! Here's the latest fishing conditions in the Yampa Valley: 

Tailwaters Below Stagecoach

This section is closed due to low water flow and will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time.

Sarvis Creek Area

This area is open and is fishing very well right now.

Flies to use: Green drake mayflies, dry and nymph, pat’s rubber leg, San Juan worms, and eggs.

Town Section and Chuck Lewis State Park

The water levels are going down everyday and we expect the fishing conditions to only get better.

Flies to use: The flies are going to be similar for both of these sections. We recommend using pat’s rubber leg, san juan worms, yellow sally stonefly patterns, PMD, and assorted streamers. The stonefly patterns come in various different types, so if you want a recommendation on which one to use, give us a call or stop by the store. We’re happy to help!

Elk River

This area is going to be similar to the conditions of the town section.

Flies to use: We recommend using pat’s rubber leg, hare's ear nymph, prince nymph, and assorted streamers.

Steamboat Lake

The lake is completely iced off.

Flies to use: We recommend using leech patterns, wooly buggers, and zonkers.

Overall Conditions

Today is June 4, 2021, it’s a bluebird day and currently 74 degrees. High temperature for today is 87 degrees. The weather forecast through the next week is an average of low to mid 80’s and a low of high 40’s with a mixture of cloud and sunny weather.

The overall conditions in the Yampa Valley are great and we only expect it to get better. The Yampa River is coming down daily. The water is still a little high, but it’s clear and the bug hatches are starting as water levels recede. With more bug activity, there is potential dry fly fishing right around the corner. It’s only going to get better as the water comes down and with more bug life the fish start eating even harder.

Thanks for reading and we will see you all out there!


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