Crystal River Report 10-21-20
Posted on 21 October 2020
CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT
October 21, 2020
FLOW: 15 CFS in Carbondale, 45 CFS in Redstone and above
WATER CONDITIONS: The river is quite low in Carbondale, head up towards Redstone for better fishing conditions.
OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 10 down low, 6 out of 10 up high
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges, Sculpins, BWOs
THE LOW DOWN: As we ease in to fall, there's hardly a prettier drive right now than on the Crystal River. Flows are low and clear, but if you head up a few miles you'll see more water in the river.
No need to overthink this river, find some of the pools and runs and show them your favorite smaller attractor 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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