Colorado River Report 2-19-19
Posted on 19 February 2019
Colorado River Report
February 19, 2019
FLOW: 1200 cfs in Glenwood Springs
OVERALL RATING: 6 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: BWO nymphs and Midges
THE LOW DOWN: The Colorado is clear and cold. Nymphing has proven to bring most success, using Princes or worms as leads and trailing small BWO and midge patterns.
We're starting to see some better midge hatches out there, the big ones should be hatching in the next few weeks!
Winter fishing on the Colorado can be hit or miss. No need to get on the river early, the warmer part of the day seems to be the best fishing.
The streamer fishing this time year can bring great rewards, especially on overcast days.
HATCHES: Midges 18-24
NYMPHS: Prince 10-18, 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
DRIES: Morgan's Para Midge 20, Biot Wing Midge 20, Hatching Midge 20, CDC Transitional Midge 20, Hi Vis Griffith's Gnat 18-20
HINTS: Using sink tips with your streamers! Can be make or break sometimes to getting in the strike zone.
Link to the USGS Real Time Flow Chart for the Colorado River
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