Crystal River Report 10-6-20

Posted on 06 October 2020


October 6, 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 and high temps

OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 10 down low, 7 out of 10 up high

FOOD SOURCES PRESENT:  Caddis, Midges, PMDs, 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 attractor dries and nymphs.

HATCHES: BWOs 18-22, Caddis 14-18, PMDs 14-18, Stoneflies 4-12

NYMPHS: Copper John 18-20, Tung Pheasant Tail 16-20, Prince Nymph 12-18, Jerome Baetis 18-20, JuJu Baetis 18-22, Neon Nightmare 20-22, Sparkle Pupa 14-18, San Juan Worm 10, Cat Poop 8-12, 

DRIES: Pearl and Elk Caddis 16-18, Foam Body Caddis 14-18, Parachute Adams 16-20, BC hopper 6-8, Chubby 6-10, Royal Wulffs 10-16

HINTS: Don't ignore the shallow riffles, they should be loaded with sculpins and insects.


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