Colorado River Report 12-6-17

Posted on 06 December 2017


FLOW: 1120 cfs in Glenwood Springs

WATER CONDITIONS:  Perfect as of late. It's green and go-time.

OVERALL RATING:  6 out of 10.  This big river will test your angling skills!

FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges, Blue Winged Olives

THE LOW DOWN: The Colorado has really been improving visibility-wise and fishing-wise.  We are seeing hatches of BWOs and a few bigger spinners over the course of the day. This is one of the best times of year to fish this river, and some excellent streamer fishing is happening NOW!  Please give spawning beds a wide berth.

HATCHES: BWOs 18-20, Midges 18-24

Appropriate Patterns  

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, Colletts Para-BWO 18-20, Improved Sparkledun BWO 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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