Colorado River Report 2-18-20
Posted on 18 February 2020
February 18, 2020
FLOW: 1300 cfs in Glenwood Springs
WATER CONDITIONS: Clear and low.
OVERALL RATING: 7 out of 10 but this can vary from day to day. Warm nights yield great days after! Much improved in the last week.
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges, worms, sculpins
THE LOW DOWN: FYI- Two Rivers Boat Ramp in Glenwood Springs is closed until April, so plan accordingly! This river can vary from day to day and surprise you if the night before you fish it is warm.. Daytime hatches consist of mostly midges.
For you streamer junkies, break out that six or seven weight and get after it!. 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 decent dry fly and nymph fishing.
Nymphs of note this week are San Juan Worms, small beaded princes, RS2s and pheasant tails. If streamers are your thing, utilize a sink tip and get that streamer down in the zone quickly.
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
HINTS: If the fish aren't eating deep, shallow up those nymph rigs and see if they're suspended.
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