Crystal River Report 7-10-18

Posted on 10 July 2018


July 10, 2018

FLOW: 140 cfs Below Redstone

WATER CONDITIONS: Clear and low.  Keep an eye on water temps and cease fishing if above 68 degrees, this should only affect the Crystal in the bottom miles.

OVERALL RATING: 6 out of 10 

FOOD SOURCES PRESENT:  Midges, BWO, PMD and green drake nymphs and adults, golden stonefly nymphs and adults, caddis larva and adults, (free swimming and cased) cranefly larva, sculpins

THE LOW DOWN:  The Crystal has been dropping fast and is clearing up quite well. 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, caddis 12-18, green drakes 10-12, PMDs 14-18


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 10-22, Flag Dun PMD 16-18, Melon Quill 16-18, 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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