Crystal River Report 3-18-19
Posted on 18 March 2019
CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT
March 18, 2019
FLOW: 109 CFS in Carbondale
WATER CONDITIONS: The recent rainfall lower valley has it running high and off color.
OVERALL RATING: 7 out of 10 in Carbondale, 5 out of 10 above Redstone
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges, BWO nymphs
THE LOW DOWN: Just like that, the Crystal River is starting to wake up in a serious way! Conditions are much better in the lower elevations in and around Carbondale and still a bit iced up around Redstone and above.
Public accesses in Carbondale will surprise you this week!
Fish the deep pools and runs, skip the ankle-deep stuff and take a few of your favorite smaller dries and nymphs.
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, Neon Nightmare 20-22, Bead Wing Midge 20-22, Medallion Midge 20-22, San Juan Worm 10
DRIES: Flag Adams 18-22, Hi Vis Griffiths Gnat 18, Skittering Zelon Midge 20, CDC Transitional Midge 22, HOH CDC Spent Midge 20-22, HOH CDC Midge Adult 24, Morgan's Para Midge 20-22
HINTS: Skip the average-looking water and focus on deep pits and runs.
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