Colorado River Report 6-24-22
Posted on 24 June 2022
Colorado River Report
June 24, 2022
FLOW: 4360 CFS in Glenwood Springs
WATER CONDITIONS: We have seen the peak of runoff and the river is dropping quickly.
OVERALL RATING: 7 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, BWOs, Green Drakes, Golden Stoneflies, Pale Morning Duns, Midges
THE LOW DOWN: Change is happening quickly, and conditions are vastly improved. 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: Green Drakes 10-12, Caddis 14-18, Yellow Sallies 16, Golden Stoneflies 4-10, BWOs 18-22, Pale Moring Duns 14-18, Midges 16-22
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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