Colorado River Report 12-23-20
Posted on 23 December 2020
December 23, 2020
FLOW: 1360 cfs in Glenwood Springs
WATER CONDITIONS: Clear and low, getting chunky after cold overnight temps
OVERALL RATING: 4 out 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges
THE LOW DOWN: Fall hatches are dying off but midges are still in abundance. It's time for downsizing on everything from tippets to fly sizes. Watch the foam lines in the slower sections of the river,
Streamer Junkies, it's time! We all love tying and fishing those giant articulated streamers, but try something small if you're not feeling the love.
No need to put on the river super early, let it warm up a bit and get those bugs moving around.
HATCHES: Midges 16-22
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
STREAMERS: Carlton Banks 4, Autumn Splendor 4, Grease Monkey 6, Galloup's Dungeon 2-4
HINTS: If the fish aren't eating deep, shallow up those nymph rigs and see if they're suspended.
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