Crystal River Report 7-18-22

Posted on 18 July 2022

Crystal River Report 7-18-22

FLOW: 174 CFS in Carbondale

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

OVERALL RATING: 5 out of 10

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

THE LOW DOWN: The Crystal has been dropping and improving every day. There is still a healthy flow of cold water and the fishing has been good in the softer water. Your favorite attractor dries and nymphs will get the job done out there.

HATCHES:  Green Drakes 10-12, 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: TC Custom Sparkledun Green Drake 12, Stott's KGB Green Drake 12, 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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