Boulder River

November 12, 2019

Fishing Conditions

November 12, 2019

 Snow has been falling on the upper parts of the river, this may make fishing above Natural Bridge tougher to wade. It may be best to stay below the East Fork.or even the West Fork. Two of the last five days had cold enough temps to form some river ice. Some of it may break loose this week with some warmer weather. Flows are at lower winter levels below 300 cfs. During this type of early winter weather the lower you are the better the fishing. Work your way up from Town access. Midges, mayflies and stoneflies are the typical winter nymphs.  


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Renegade: 16-18-20, Purple haze: 12-18, Griffiths gnat: 18-20, Adams parawulff: 16-18, Matts Midge: 18-20, Adult Midge Dark: 18-22, Para Midge: 18-20

Nymphs| Copper John Yellow, Blue, Red, Lime: 12-14-16 Lightning Bug Pearl, Gold, Silver: 14-16-18 Purple Berger: 14-16, Tungsten G6 Olive: 14-16 Dirty Bird Olive: 14-16 Starling Darling: 16 Petrified Pupa: 16 San Juan: 10-14, Olive Spanker: 16-20, Pats rubber legs: brown, black, coffee: 8-10

Streamers| Black RL Krystal Bugger: 6-8 Hairy Sculpin Dk Olive, Brown: 2-4 CH Bow River Bugger Black, Brown: 2-4-6 Stinger Sculpin Tan, Olive: 4 Silvey's Sculpin Black, Olive, Tan: 2 Flash Fry Whitefish: 2


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