Colorado River Report 8-29-19

Posted on 29 August 2019


August 29, 2019

FLOW: 2720 cfs in Glenwood Springs


OVERALL RATING:  8 out of 10  

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

THE LOW DOWN: Daytime hatches consist of yellow sallies, caddis, PMDs and a few BWOS. You'll see plenty of spinners out there if you're on the water early or late. The Colorado is really heating up, get out there and see what all the fuss is about!

Nymphs of note this week are sunken spinners, San Juan Worms and beaded princes, swissies and pheasant tails. If streamers are your thing, utilize a sink tip and get that streamer down in the zone quickly.

HATCHES: Caddis 14-18, BWOs 18-20, PMDs 16-18, Midges 16-22, Yellow Sallies 16, Golden Stones 6-10

Appropriate Patterns  

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: Royal Chubby Chernobyl 8-10, 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 

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