Colorado River Report 1-8-22

Posted on 08 January 2022

January 8, 2022

FLOW: 1300 CFS in Glenwood Springs

WATER CONDITIONS: Low and icy on the edges

OVERALL RATING:  2 out 10 


THE LOW DOWN: Insect hatches have dropped off with all of the sediment in the water. We are now seeing the river clear up sooner than expected, but we still recommend caution out there with the fish in the Colorado. 

HATCHES: Midges 18-22

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: 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

STREAMERS: Carlton Banks 4, Autumn Splendor 4, Grease Monkey 6, Galloup's Dungeon 2-4

HINTS: Let's be gentle with the fish out there, they have had poor oxygen content in the river since July.

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