Colorado River Report 9-21-22
Posted on 21 September 2022
Colorado River Report
September 21, 2022
FLOW: 2040 cfs
WATER CLARITY: Off-color more often than not
OVERALL RATING: 6 out of 10 when it's green, 1 out of 10 when it's brown
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis 10-18, Yellow Sallies 16, Golden Stones 4-12, Pale Morning Duns 14-18, Rusty Spinners 14-16, Sculpins
THE LOWDOWN: All voluntary closures have been lifted, and the fish thank you for giving them a break during the dog-days of summer.
The Colorado has been brown most of the summer anyway, but we'll hopefully see some green instead of brown after some chilly nights.
We've now done a few exploratory missions out there, it has remained off-color and the fishing was marginal at best.
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS: DRIES: Amy's Ant 6-8, Outrigger Yellow Sallie 16, Pearl and Elk Caddis 12-18, Rogue Golden Stone 6-8, H and L Variant 12-16, Olive Stimulator 12-16, Quigley's Sparkle Flag PMD 16
NYMPHS: Spanflex Golden Stone 6-8, Turquoise Purdigon 16, Copper John 14-16, Tungsten Prince Nymph 12-16, Tungsten Split Case PMD 16, Tungsten PMD Redemption 16, Jerome PMD 16
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 may need to patient with the Colorado, the visibility has been next to nothing as of late.