Crystal River Report 7-22-17
Posted on 22 July 2017
July 22, 2017
FLOW: 519 cfs in Carbondale
WATER CONDITIONS: Clean unless it rains the night before up on the pass.
OVERALL RATING: 6 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Green Drakes, PMDs, caddis, BWOs, midges, stonefly nymphs and adults, cranefly larva and adults, green drake and PMD nymphs
THE LOW DOWN: Clean water but still slightly high. No need to overthink this river, tie on an attractor dry and dropper and hit all the soft water.
HATCHES: Green Drakes 10-12, PMDs 14-18, Midges 20-22, BWOs 18-20, Caddis 14-18
NYMPHS: Copper John 18-20, Tung Pheasant Tail 18-20, Cat Poop Stone 6-10, Prince Nymph 16-18
DRIES: Flag Adams 10-22, AK's Old School Drake 10-12, Sparkledun Pink PMD 14-18, Hi Vis Griffiths Gnat 18, Skittering Zelon Midge 20, Ethawing Caddis 16-18, Parachute Adams 16-18
HINTS: Fish the upper reaches near Redstone and especially Marble if you are seeking the most fishable water.
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