Crystal River Report 10-13-20
Posted on 13 October 2020
CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT
October 13, 2020
FLOW: 15 CFS in Carbondale
WATER CONDITIONS: The river is closed to fishing from MM 64 down to the confluence of the Roaring Fork in Carbondale due to low flows
OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 10 down low, 7 out of 10 up high
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges, Sculpins, BWOs
THE LOW DOWN: As stated above, fishing is voluntarily closed from the confluence up to MM 64. We recommend you go up higher in elevation to find better/more water and fish that are less stressed-out.
No need to overthink this river, find some of the pools and runs and show them your favorite smaller flies.
HATCHES: BWOs 18-22, Midges 18-26
NYMPHS: Copper John 18-20, Tung Pheasant Tail 16-20, Prince Nymph 16-18, Jerome Baetis 18-20, JuJu Baetis 18-22, Neon Nightmare 20-22, Sparkle Pupa 14-18, San Juan Worm 10
DRIES: Griffith's Gnat 20-22, Parachute Adams 16-20, Stimulator 18, TC Sparkledun BWO 18-22
HINTS: Don't ignore the shallow riffles, they should be loaded with sculpins and insects.
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