Colorado River Report 6-22-19

Posted on 22 June 2019


June 22, 2019

FLOW: 18,000 cfs in Glenwood Springs (Check out the link below to the real-time video camera on the river in Glenwood!)


OVERALL RATING:  1 out of 10  Conditions are tough until we see runoff subside

FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis adults, pupa and larvae, BWO adults, emergers and nymphs, midges, golden stonefly nymphs, PMD nymphs, worms, craneflies

THE LOW DOWN: The Colorado will be brown town for a few more weeks, we'll let you know when it's turning green again.

Make sure to check the real-time flow graphs below or give the shop a call for updated conditions and water clarity. 

HATCHES: Caddis 14-18, BWOs 18-20, Midges 16-22 

Appropriate Patterns  

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, Cat Poop 8-12, San Juan Worm 10

DRIES: Foam Body Elk Hair Caddis 14-18, Pearl and Elk Caddis 14-18, Collett's Para BWO 18-20, Hackle Dun Baetis 20-22, BWO Sparkledun BWO 18-20, Morgan's Para Midge 20, Biot Wing Midge 20, Hatching Midge 20, CDC Transitional Midge 20, Hi Vis Griffith's Gnat 18-20

HINTS: Use 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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