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It's Tuesday, October 19. Today is cloudy with a high of 40°F. Rain and snow showers are in the forecast for this afternoon with the rest of the week expected to be partly cloudy in the mid to high-50's. We’re happy to announce that the Yampa River commercial and voluntary closures were lifted Thursday, October 7, 2021. The closure has been in effect since July 8 due to critical water conditions. Three months later cooler temperatures and more moisture, less recreational demand, and favorable oxygen levels has led to the reopening. The City of Steamboat Springs and Colorado Parks & Wildlife are...

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It’s Wednesday, September 29. It's currently 49°F with a high of 51°F. So far it’s been a cloudy, cool morning with a few scattered rain showers. As we head into October, it looks like Steamboat may be past our warmest days and we really couldn’t be happier.The cold weather is helping the conditions on the river. We’re starting to see Mahogany Duns on the water and the Blue Wings are starting to hatch.Autumn fly patterns typically fall into two categories: nymph and dry fly patterns. These smaller flies match the insects trout feed on at this time of year. Dry fly...

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We can’t believe we’re halfway through September and official start of fall is just around the corner! It's September 16 and the day has been mainly sunny to start, then we can expect a few afternoon clouds. The high is near 80F with winds blowing SW at 10 to 20 mph.With cooler temperatures the waters have been cooler off, which has ultimately helped our fish friends. The fishing conditions are improving and we have been having successful trips out on our private waters and higher elevation lakes and streams.There’s a lot of nymph action going on and we’ve been resorting to...

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We hope everyone is having a great start to September! It’s Friday and we are excited to get outside and on the water for the long Labor Day weekend. It is currently sunny at 59°F with scattered clouds. Later in the day there is a chance for stray showers or thunderstorms. The high for today is 73°F.The fishing is turning finally and we are happy to say that the conditions have been good despite limited access. Rain and cooler temperatures at night are helping improve the conditions. Blue Wings and Mahogany duns are beginning to hatch and will continue to...

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With the recent rain that the valley received, the river flow has increased from 40 CFS to 100 CFS and as a result fishing has really picked up and the conditions have improved. Unfortunately, the river is not yet open, but if we continue to get consistent rain and experience some cooler days we feel optimistic about the river potentially opening back up soon for anglers.River closures include the tailwaters of Stagecoach Reservoir, Yampa through town, and Chuck Lewis. This is due to low water levels and high water temperatures. We recommend checking out Steamboat Lake and Pearl Lake. Lately...

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