I was able to go fish the Yampa tailwater on Monday the 13th. It was a perfect CO. day with bluebird skies and warm temps. The flows on the Yampa just recently dropped from 100 cfs to 42 cfs, and this made for some outstanding fishing. I rigged up the night before with my typical Yampa rig: a #12 hopper to a #16 two bitt hooker, then to a #20 black RS2. I caught fish on all three flies but the RS2 was by far the most productive. I was lucky enough to get the grand slam: a rainbow, brown , and brook trout all in one day! With run-off coming early to Colorado this year, the tailwater’s will be busy. On this day the parking lot filled up and cars were parked on the road. Remember to give each other space, and that we are all trying to enjoy some quality time on the water.
If you want to book a trip to this amazing stretch of river call the Cooper at 970-376-0002