Colorado River Report 3-1-21
Posted on 01 March 2021
March 1, 2021
FLOW: 1120 cfs in Glenwood Springs
WATER CONDITIONS: Clear and low
OVERALL RATING: 7 out 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: BWOs and Midges
THE LOW DOWN: The first sightings of "spring" baetis (BWOs) have happened, not a strong hatch yet but improving every day. 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, the bugs can accumulate there and the fish relate to them some days better than others.
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.
"Bonus Season," in between winter and spring, is almost here!
HATCHES: BWOs 18-20, Midges 16-22
DRIES: Sparkledun BWO 18-20, Hackle Dun BWO 20, No Hackle BWO 18-20, CDC Comparadun BWO 18-20, 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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