Crystal River Report 5-31-18
Posted on 31 May 2018
CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT
May 31, 2018
FLOW: 712 cfs Below Redstone
WATER CONDITIONS: Runoff begins! Pretty murky, but keep an eye on the graphs.
OVERALL RATING: 2 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Midges, BWO, PMD and green drake nymphs, golden stonefly nymphs, caddis larva (free swimming and cased) cranefly larva, sculpins
THE LOW DOWN: The Crystal has been seeing its share of muddy water now. Generally, you will find less color and lighter flows the higher you go. As we always preach, there is usually no need to over-think this river. Take a few attractor dries and nymphs and fish the deeper water.
HATCHES: Midges 20-22, sporadic BWOs18-22, sporadic caddis 12-18
NYMPHS: Copper John 18-20, Tung Pheasant Tail 18-20, Prince Nymph 16-18, Jerome Baetis 18-20, JuJu Baetis 18-22, Spanflex Stone 6-10, San Juan Worm 10
DRIES: Flag Adams 18-22, Hi Vis Griffiths Gnat 18, Skittering Zelon Midge 20, CDC Transitional Midge 22, Goddard Caddis 14-18, Elk Hair Caddis 12-18
HINTS: Skip the average-looking water and focus on deep pits and runs.
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