Colorado River Report 6-1922

Posted on 19 June 2022

Colorado River Report June 19, 2022

FLOW: 6880 CFS in Glenwood Springs

WATER CONDITIONS: We have seen the peak of runoff, but big flows will persist for a bit longer. Cooler nights make for a cleaner river the next morning. 

OVERALL RATING:  4 out of 10

FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, BWOs, Green Drakes, Golden Stoneflies, Pale Morning Duns, Midges

THE LOW DOWN: Change is happening quickly, but anglers will need to stay patient for another week or two as our runoff conditions persist just a bit longer. Afternoons have yielded better water clarity, and as always, cool nights make for a much cleaner river the next day.

The twilight green drake hatch is getting started and will improve in the coming weeks. Midday hatches of caddis, PMDs, Yellow Sallies and golden stoneflies are already commonplace.

HATCHES: Caddis 14-18, Yellow Sallies 16, Golden Stoneflies 4-10, BWOs 18-22, Pale Moring Duns 14-18, Midges 16-22

Appropriate Patterns  

DRIES: Sparkledun Green Drake 12, H and L Variant 10-12, Green Drake Cripple 12, Chubby Chernobyl 6-10, Amy's Ant 8-10, Hairy Sallie 16, Hackle Dun PMD 16-18, Quigley Sparkle Flag PMD 16-18, 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: Cat Poop Stonefly 4-10, Zirdle Bug 6-8, Twenty Incher Nymph 12-16, 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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