Colorado River Report 7-9-19
Posted on 09 July 2019
COLORADO RIVER REPORT
July 9, 2019
FLOW: 14,700 cfs in Glenwood Springs (Check out the link below to the real-time video camera on the river in Glenwood!)
WATER CONDITIONS: Big but dropping!
OVERALL RATING: 2 out of 10 Conditions are tough until we see runoff subside a bit more
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis adults, pupa and larvae, green drake adults and nymphs, BWO adults, emergers and nymphs, midges, golden stonefly adults and nymphs, PMD nymphs and adults, worms, craneflies
THE LOW DOWN: The Colorado will be brown town for just a bit longer, we'll let you know when it's turning green again. Conditions aren't perfect, but we are certainly seeing some bugs out there! It only gets better from here.
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 (sporadic) 10-12, Yellow Sallies 16, Golden Stones 6-10
NYMPHS: Stott's USD Green Drake Nymph 12, Twenty Incher 10-14, 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: Egg Laying Golden Stone 8, Henry's Fork Golden Stone 8-10, Sparkledun Green Drake 10-12, H and L Variant 10-12, Garcia's Mini Hot Yellow Sally 16, Hairy Sally 16, 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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