Sean, the 196 CFS reading is for Weird Creek only. 196 is a decent flow for this small trib, but once you reach the Poudre, you gain the majority of the flow for the run itself. i'd guess the BS is running low right now, maybe low/medium if we're lucky.
i ran it last year at 1.65' on the take-out stick, and this corresponded to about 1020 CFS at the "Poudre at Canyon Mouth" USGS gauge, but that's a long ways downstream. either way, i'm sure it's running at a fun doable level.
hope this helps.
you really need to get a visual on the stick itself. ANYONE? BUELLER? BUELLER?