Colorado River Report 1-28-2020

Posted on 28 January 2020


January 28, 2020

FLOW: 1300 cfs in Glenwood Springs


OVERALL RATING:  4 out of 10  

FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges, worms, sculpins

THE LOW DOWN: FYI- Two Rivers Boat Ramp in Glenwood Springs is closed until April, so plan accordingly! This is the hot river right now, if the wind isn't blowing. Daytime hatches consist of mostly midges.  

For you streamer junkies, the time is NOW. You'll get even luckier if there is a bit of wind and cloud cover, Colorado fish love a windy day for a hot streamer bite, and calmer days will provide excellent dry fly and nymph fishing.

Nymphs of note this week are San Juan Worms, beaded princes, swissies, and pheasant tails. If streamers are your thing, utilize a sink tip and get that streamer down in the zone quickly.

HATCHES: Midges 16-22

Appropriate Patterns  

DRIES: CDC Transitional Midge 20-22, Griffiths Gnat 18-22, Sprout Midge 20-22, HOH Spent Midge 20-22, Hatching Midge 20-22. 

NYMPHS: Prince 16-18, BLMs 18-20, San Juan Worm 10, Tung Bead Baetis 18-20, Biot Baetis 18-20, RS2s 20, Polywing Emerger 18-20, Imposters 20-22, Assassins 20-22, Freestone Emerger 20, Biot Midge 20-22, Copper John Red 14-18, San Juan Worm 10

HINTS: If the fish aren't eating deep, shallow up those nymph rigs and see if they're suspended.

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