Crystal River Report 12-16-17
Posted on 16 December 2017
CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT 12-16-17
FLOW: 79 cfs in Carbondale
WATER CONDITIONS: Clean and low.
OVERALL RATING: 6 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges
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. Please give spawning beds a wide berth.
HATCHES: Midges 20-22
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, CDC Transitional Midge 22
HINTS: Skip the average-looking water and focus on deep pits and runs.
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