Crystal River Report 10-9-17

Posted on 09 October 2017

OCTOBER 9, 2017

FLOW: 114 cfs in Carbondale 

WATER CONDITIONS: Clean and low.

OVERALL RATING: 5 out of 10 

FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: BWOs, midges, ants, a few lingering caddis

THE LOW DOWN: Low and clear!  No need to overthink this river, tie on an attractor dry and dropper and hit all the soft water.  This beautiful river seems to fish best at it's upper and lower points, around Carbondale or up in Redstone through Marble.

HATCHES: Midges 20-22, BWOs 18-20, Caddis 14-18


NYMPHS: Copper John 18-20, Tung Pheasant Tail 18-20, Prince Nymph 16-18, Jerome Baetis 18-20, JuJu Baetis 18-22

DRIES: Flag Adams 18-22, Hi Vis Griffiths Gnat 18, Skittering Zelon Midge 20, Ethawing Caddis 16-18, Parachute Adams 16-18 

HINTS: Hungry after a great day of fishing?  Check out the Redstone Inn or Slow Groovin' Bar-B-Que in Marble.

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