Boulder River Fishing Report

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Boulder River Fishing Report

Current Conditions:
The Boulder is up but not beyond fishable levels. The north facing snowpack keeps flows higher than some other waters. Wade fishing is very tough right now and even float fishing is difficult since you are moving so fast. When the water drops just a bit the attractor dry fly fishing will improve. Right now the best fishing is nymphing slower water if you can find it.

The Month Ahead:
The Boulder should produce good fishing through July this year with nice attractor dry fly fishing. Once flows drop below 800 cfs wade fishing becomes easier but the floating becomes more and more difficult with boulders in every direction and multiple gravel bars to contend with.

Long Term Fishing Forecast:
The Boulder will become a good option after runoff in the summer months. The colder water also makes it a nice option later in the summer when other fisheries are getting warm. The short floating window will probably be over by the third week of July.