Colorado River Report 10-16-19
Posted on 16 October 2019
October 16, 2019
FLOW: 2270 cfs in Glenwood Springs
WATER CONDITIONS: Clear, but mossy.
OVERALL RATING: 8 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis adults, pupa and larvae, BWO adults, emergers and nymphs, midges, PMD nymphs, adults and spinners, 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 caddis, PMDs and a few BWOS. You'll see plenty of spinners out there if you're on the water early or late.
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 sunken spinners, 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: Caddis 14-18, BWOs 18-20, PMDs 14-18, Midges 16-22
NYMPHS: Twenty Incher 14-16, Prince 10-18, 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, 2o Incher 1-14, Poxyback Green Drake 10, Tungsten Bruised PMD 16-18, Halfback PMD Emerger 14-18, Copper John Red 14-18, Cat Poop 8-12, San Juan Worm 10
DRIES: Royal Chubby Chernobyl 8-10, Egg Laying Golden Stone 8, Henry's Fork Golden Stone 8-10, Pearl and Elk Caddis 12-18, Olive Foam Body Caddis 12-18, Collett's Para BWO 18-22, Perfect Baetis 20-22, Garcia's Mini Hot Yellow Sally 16, Hairy Sally 16
STREAMERS: Galloup's Dungeon sz 2, Dalai Lama sz 4, Peanut Envy sz 4, Autumn Splendor sz 6