Colorado River Report 7-5-23

Posted on 05 July 2023

Colorado River Report 7-5-23

FLOW: 8,900 CFS and dropping

WATER CLARITY: Clearing and dropping, here we go!

OVERALL RATING: 6 out of 10

FOOD SOURCES PRESENT:  Green Drakes 10-12Midges 16-24, Caddis 14-18, PMDs 14-18, Yellow Sallies 16, Golden Stones 4-8, Sculpins

THE LOWDOWN: The Colorado River is FINALLY starting to drop, we're seeing almost half the volume he had a week ago. Daytime Caddis, Golden Stones, PMDs, Sallies, Craneflies and Rusty Spinners will keep you busy, and at twilight it's time to switch over to egg laying caddis and Green Drakes.

Use caution the river is big!

APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:                                                         

DRIES: H and L Variant 10-12, DJL Drake 12, Drake Cripple 12, Royal Wulff 10-12, Reed's Rogue Mustard Chubby 8-12, Egg Layer Golden Stone 8, Cloud Nine Golden Stone 8-10, HOH CDC Thorax Pink Albert 16-18, TC Custom Pink PMD Sparkledun 14-16, Morris May PMD Emerger 16-18, Last Chance PMD Cripple 16-18, Missing Link Caddis 16-18, Lawson's EZ Caddis 16-18, Outrigger Caddis 14-16, Pearl and Elk Caddis 14-18, Perfect Baetis 20-22, TC Custom BWO Sparkledun 20-22, HOH CDC Thorax BWO, HOH Hanging Midge 20-22, HOH CDC Spent Midge 22-24

NYMPHS: Iron Lotus 16-18, Double Down CDC PT 16-18, Purple Darth Baetis 20-22, Foam Top BMW RS2 18-22, Griffin's Twenty Incher 10-14, Cat Poop Stone 6-10, Jigged CDC PT 16-18, San Juan Worm 10, Perdigons 16-18, Copper Johns 16-18, BTS Baetis 20-22, Freestone Emerger 20-22, Roy's Biot Baetis Emerger 18-20

STREAMERS: Double Dirty Hippy 4, Dali Lama 4, Autumn Splendor 4-8, Carlton Banks 4, Stott's Ziwi 4, Stott's Conehead Ziwi 4

HINTS: We are excited to be back on the 'Rado, look for the best bite in the soft stuff

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