Crystal River Report 5-18-19
Posted on 18 May 2019
CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT
May 18, 2019
FLOW: 1280 CFS in Carbondale
WATER CONDITIONS: Blown out as of late, it's going to be a whopper of a runoff.
OVERALL RATING: 1 out of 10 as we see flow spikes and muddy water
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, Midges, BWO adults and nymphs
THE LOW DOWN: Big and muddy, and probably will continue to be so until post-runoff. Sometimes there will be cleaner water above Redstone...
HATCHES: BWOs 18-22, Midges 20-22, caddis 14-20
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: Foam Body Elk Hair Caddis 14-18, Missing Link Caddis 14-18, 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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