Crystal River Report 5-23-22

Posted on 23 May 2022

Crystal River Report 5-23-22

FLOW: 835 CFS in Carbondale

WATER CONDITIONS: Blown out as of late

OVERALL RATING: 1 out of 10

FOOD SOURCES PRESENT:  Caddis, Blue Winged Olives, Midges, Winter Stones, Sculpins

THE LOW DOWN: The Crystal has been adding quite a bit of color to the Roaring Fork this past week, runoff is here!

HATCHES:  Caddis 14-18, Blue Winged Olives 18-22, Midges 18-26, Winter Stoneflies 16-18

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

DRIES: Harrop's CDC Thorax BWO 20-22, Collette's Quilled Para BWO 18-22, E/C Caddis 14-18, Pearl and Elk Caddis 14-18, Griffith's Gnat 20-22, Parachute Adams 16-20, Stimulator 18, TC Sparkledun BWO 18-22

STREAMERS: Lightning Bugger Black 4, Beldar Lemon Drop 4-6, BH Simi Seal Leech 10, Sculpzilla 4-8

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


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