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Fishing Report 7.9.19 - Written by Brett Lee

Straightline Guides - Tuesday, July 09, 2019

After a long spring, water levels on local rivers are finally starting to come down to a fishable and wade-able level. This is late compared to normal years, but it should create a nice long season of top-notch fishing.


The Yampa hasn’t been fishable for most of June, but flows are at a safe level to wade now.



We are starting to see some dry fly activity which has been fun!
Hot flies include Green Drakes, Caddis (best in the evening), Yellow Sallys (mid-morning to early afternoon).
Standard nymphing is still working well. Try a Pats Rubber Leg as your lead.
The tailwaters have been continuing to fish well with standard tailwater flies such as Rs2s and WD40s.
Sarvis Creek has been fishing great as well, try Green Drakes, Caddis, and Yellow Sallys here.


High mountain lakes are becoming more accessible as the snow melts and the fish are hungry. They will eat just about anything but try leeches on your next high mountain lake trip.

Floating has been great lately as the water slows down. We are now able to hold the boat better in order to fish spots harder.




Our private waters on the west side of Steamboat haven’t been fishable in months so the fish are hungry and eager to feed! The water is now wade-able, and the fishing is hot! Our properties upstream from the Yampa are also more wade-able now meaning more fish are accessible and easy to catch!


To book a fishing trip with Straightline, contact us today!


Tight lines and happy fishing!


-Written by Brett Lee

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