Colorado River Report 5-22-17
Posted on 22 May 2017
COLORADO RIVER REPORT
May 22, 2017
FLOW: 5,080 cfs
WATER CONDITIONS: High and discolored, things are warming up quick around here.
OVERALL RATING: 0 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, Midges, Blue Winged Olives, Sculpins, Juvenille Rainbows, Cranefly larva
THE LOW DOWN: The Colorado is officially blown out, as temps are rising and runoff is in full swing. See you in late July or hopefully early August.
HATCHES: Caddis 16-18, BWOs 18-20, Midges (1 pm-4pm) sz 18-24
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: Pearl and Elk Caddis 16-18, Lawson's EZ Caddis 16-18, 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: Don't be afraid to skate a few caddis dries in the afternoons in you favorite wading spots, but this river will be "Brown Town" again as we warm up this week.
Link to the USGS Real Time Flow Chart for the Colorado River