Colorado River Report 7-7-19

Posted on 07 July 2019


July 7, 2019

FLOW: 15,700 cfs in Glenwood Springs (Check out the link below to the real-time video camera on the river in Glenwood!)

WATER CONDITIONS: Brown-Town but we might have finally peaked!

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

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

THE LOW DOWN: The Colorado will be brown town for a bit longer, 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, PMDs 16-18, Midges 16-22, green drakes 10-12 (any day now as the river drops!)

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, 2o Incher 1-14, Poxyback Green Drake 10, Tungsten Bruised PMD 16-18, Halfback PMD Emerger 14-18, Copper John Red 14-18, Cat Poop 8-12, San Juan Worm 10

DRIES: Hackle Stacker PMD 16-18, Yellow Sparkledun PMD 16-18, Hackle Dun PMD 16-18, 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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