Crystal River Report 7-12-19

Posted on 12 July 2019


July 12, 2019

FLOW: 1340 CFS in Carbondale

WATER CONDITIONS: Big but dropping now

OVERALL RATING: 1 out of 10 as we see continuing runoff conditions

FOOD SOURCES PRESENT:  Caddis, Midges, BWO adults and nymphs, Golden Stoneflies, salmonflies, craneflies, PMD nymphs, worms

THE LOW DOWN: Big and muddy, and probably will continue to be so for another week. Seeing a few bugs out there, though!

HATCHES: Salmonflies 4-8, Golden stoneflies 6-10, PMDs 14-18, Caddis 14-18, BWOs 18-20, midges 18-26


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, Cat Poop 8-12

DRIES: Rogue Foam Salmonfly 4-6, 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, Henry's Fork Golden Stone 6-8, Egg Laying Golden Stone 8, Sparkledun PMD Pink 16-18, Melon Quill PMD 16-18, Hackle Stacker PMD 16-18

HINTS: Skip the average-looking water and focus on deep pits and runs.


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