Boulder River 4/21/2019

The Boulder River has been fishing well.  Most fish are being caught on nymphs and streamers.  Golden Stone nymphs, small dark mayfly nymphs and aquatic annelids have been most productive.  We like a double bead Golden Stone (size 6 or 8), a bead head Pheasant Tail (size 16 or 18) or a red or pink San Juan Worm. The brown trout on the lower Boulder have shown interest in small black, olive and brown streamers fished across the river.  We suggest Brown, Black and Olive Woolly Buggers.  We are waiting on the spring hatches, which could happen any day.  In the upcoming days we expect to see March Browns and Blue Wing Olives in both the upper reaches as well as the lower river below the Natural Bridge.  Recent rains have caused the West Boulder and the lower Boulder to blowout, one should fish above the West Boulder when this is an issue, as the upper Boulder has yet to get off color.


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