Colorado River Report 12-9-2019

Posted on 09 December 2019


December 9, 2019

FLOW: 1670 cfs in Glenwood Springs


OVERALL RATING:  6 out of 10  

FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: BWO adults, emergers and nymphs, midges, 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 midges and a few BWOS.  

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 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: BWOs 18-20, Midges 16-22

Appropriate Patterns  

DRIES: Collett's Para BWO 18, Sparkledun BWO 18, Hackle Dun Baetis 20, CDC Transitional Midge 20-22, Griffiths Gnat 18-22

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

HINTS: If the fish aren't eating deep, shallow up those nymph rigs and see if they're suspended.

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