Colorado River Report 10-6-20

Posted on 06 October 2020


October 6, 2020

FLOW: 1700 cfs in Glenwood Springs

WATER CONDITIONS: Starting to cool off, a bit mossy


FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Baetis, Midges, PMDs, caddis, sculpins

THE LOW DOWN:  It's been pretty mossy on the Colorado but hopefully we see it dissipate as we start to cool off. 

We're still seeing PMDs and caddis out there, and there should be a resurgence of BWOs in the coming weeks as fall temperatures cool us down. Streamer fishing is turning up too!

HATCHES: Baetis18-20, Midges 16-22, PMDs 14-18, Caddis 12-18, Tricos 20-24

Appropriate Patterns  

DRIES: Mini Hot Yellow Sally16, Hackle Stacker PMD 14-18, Melon Quill 16-18, Rogue Foam Golden Stone 6-8, Pearl and Elk Caddis 14-18, Lawson's EZ Caddis 16-18, Parachute Adams 18-20, Red or Yellow Humpy 16-18, CDC Transitional Midge 20-22, Griffiths Gnat 18-22, Sprout Midge 20-22, HOH Spent Midge 20-22, Hatching Midge 20-22. 

NYMPHS: Pandemic PMD Nymph 16-18, Halfback PMD 14-18, 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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