Colorado River Report 12-23-17
Posted on 23 December 2017
COLORADO RIVER REPORT 12-23-17
FLOW: 1350 cfs in Glenwood Springs
WATER CONDITIONS: The slush factor is present in the mornings, which improves over the course of the day when it warms up.
OVERALL RATING: 5 out of 10. This big river will test your angling skills!
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges
THE LOW DOWN: The Colorado has been a little tough on cold and bright days, but better on the warm and cloudy ones. Please give spawning beds a wide berth.
HATCHES: Midges 18-24
NYMPHS: Prince 16-18, BLMs 18-20, 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
DRIES: Biot Wing Midge 20, Hatching Midge 20, CDC Transitional Midge 20, Hi Vis Griffith's Gnat 18-20
STREAMERS: Carlton Banks, Meat Gazers, Circus Peanuts, Sculpzillas, Willy White Shoes, Weir's Sculpin, Splendors
HINTS: Bike and fish where you can on the Colorado, or hop in a boat to really fish this water effectively.
Link to the USGS Real Time Flow Chart for the Colorado River
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