Colorado River report 5-31-22

Posted on 31 May 2022

 May 31, 2022

FLOW: 5750 CFS in Glenwood Springs

WATER CONDITIONS: Green is good, brown isn't. Keep an eye out for spikes as we get spring rains and warming temperatures

OVERALL RATING:  1 out of 10

FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, BWOs, Winter Stones, Midges

THE LOW DOWN: The Colorado always brings us the first real signs of spring due to the lower elevation. Baetis (BWOs) have begun their springtime emergence, and we've already experienced a few heavy caddis hatches.

Keep an eye on the weather, the Colorado can blow out at a moment's notice with spring rains. Streamer action has been hot out there!

HATCHES: Caddis 14-18, BWOs 18-22, Winter Stones 16-18, Midges 16-22

Appropriate Patterns  

DRIES: Missing Link Caddis 16-18, Olive Elk Hair Caddis 14-18, Hackle Dun Baetis 20-22, CDC Comparadun Baetis 20-22, CDC Transitional Midge 20-22, Griffiths Gnat 18-22, Sprout Midge 20-22, HOH Spent Midge 20-22, Hatching Midge 20-22. 

NYMPHS: Spanish Perdigon 18, TNT Jigged BWO Nymph 18-20, BLMs 18-20, Tung Bead Baetis 18-20, Roy's Biot Baetis Emerger18-20, RS2s 20, Polywing Emerger 18-20, Imposters 20-22, Freestone Emerger 20, Roy's Biot Midge Emerger 20-22 

STREAMERS: Double Dirty Hippy sz 2, Hansen's Meal Ticket sz 4, Home Invader sz 2, Conehead Zuddler 4-8, Devourer of Souls sz 4, Galloup's Dungeon sz 2

HINTS: Keep an eye on overnight temps/rain and hope for some warmer and cloudy days soon. The fish are piled up deep for the most part!

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