Colorado River Report May 17, 2017

Posted on 17 May 2017


May 17, 2017

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FLOW: 7650 cfs

WATER CONDITIONS: High and discolored, things are warming up quick around here.

OVERALL RATING: 0 out of 10

FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, Midges, Blue Winged Olives, Sculpins, Juvenille Rainbows, Cranefly larva

THE LOW DOWN: The Colorado is officially blown out, as temps are rising and runoff is in full swing. See you in late July or hopefully early August.

HATCHES: Caddis 16-18, BWOs 18-20, Midges (1 pm-4pm) sz 18-24

Appropriate Patterns 

NYMPHS: Prince 16-18, BLMs 18-20, 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

DRIES: Pearl and Elk Caddis 16-18, Lawson's EZ Caddis 16-18, Biot Wing Midge 20, Hatching Midge 20, CDC Transitional Midge 20, Colletts Para-BWO 18-20, Improved Sparkledun BWO 18-20

STREAMERS: Carlton Banks, Meat Gazers, Circus Peanuts, Sculpzillas, Willy White Shoes, Weir's Sculpin, Splendors

HINTS: Avoid fishing the river post cold front and in and around the full moon. Don't say we didn't tell you!

Link to the USGS Real Time Flow Chart for the Colorado River

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