All river access is open.
Ashley Nation Forest has no closures due to COVID-19
Check their site for updates: https://www.fs.usda.gov/ashley
Camping is still open in the seasonally open campgrounds.
All that being said, we recommend everyone planning on visiting our area to be cautious. If you are sick, stay home. If you have been exposed to someone who has been sick, stay home.
We also recommend calling the shop to check and see if there are any new closures that we have recently been made aware of.
The average daily releases will likely remain at 950 cfs through the end of May, or until the Larval Trigger Study Plan Razorback sucker spring peak releases are needed to supplement Yampa River peaks.
The BWO hatch is starting to tail off. Midge are a great option mornings and evenings. Water temps a climbing up a bit which will bring out some caddis here soon. We have already had some very good flying ant hatches and there are some cicadas out already.
BWO’s are still coming off strong on days with cloud cover though they are starting to slow down. We will have caddis hatching soon. We have already had some very good days on terrestrials.
Midge and baetis are key. Small zebras, bling, juju midge, PT’s, Barr’s BWO, and Radiation baetis, are getting eats. We will soon have some very good days on caddis pupa.
Streamers have started to slow down a bit. If it’s a cloudy day it will pick back up.
Stop in the shop and we can pick you out the best selection of flies and streamers for you day. Any questions? Give us a call. 435-885-3355
Below is a link to the USGS Current conditions for flows.