Crystal River Report 6-24-22

Posted on 24 June 2022

Crystal River Report June 24, 2022

FLOW: 867 CFS in Carbondale

WATER CONDITIONS: Dropping fast, it was twice as much volume a week ago.

OVERALL RATING: 1 out of 10

FOOD SOURCES PRESENT:  Caddis, Blue Winged Olives, Midges, Golden Stoneflies, Salmonflies, Pale Morning Duns, Sculpins

THE LOW DOWN: The Crystal has been adding quite a bit of color to the Roaring Fork this past week, runoff is still happening but dropping quickly. If you're determined to fish the Crystal, head up in elevation and get above the feeder creeks. 

HATCHES:  Caddis 14-18, Blue Winged Olives 18-22, Midges 18-26, Golden Stonelfies 4-10, Salmonflies 4-8, Pale Morning Duns 14-18

NYMPHS: Cat Poop Stonefly 4-10, Murder, She Wrote 20-22, 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: Chubby Chernobyl 8-10, Reed's Rogue Salmonfly 4-8, Reed's Mustard Chubby 10-14, Perfect PMD 16-18, TC Fryingpan PMD Cripple 16-18, 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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