Crystal River Report 8-13-20

Posted on 13 August 2020


August 13, 2020

FLOW: 95 CFS in Carbondale and dropping

WATER CONDITIONS: Fast and clear

OVERALL RATING: 6 out of 10

FOOD SOURCES PRESENT:  Caddis, Midges, Stoneflies, Salmonflies, PMDs, Sculpins, BWOs

THE LOW DOWN: It is looking and fishing better by the day. This is about the time we start seeing some big flyers over the Crystal. Golden stones, hoppers, and flying ants are all on the menu, and rumor has it a few salmonflies have been seen. Fishing hopper dropper rig is the ultimate way to attack the Crystal. Caddis, Green Drake and PMD nymphs should be your go to droppers. 

HATCHES: BWOs 18-22, Caddis 14-18, PMDs 14-18, Stoneflies 4-12

NYMPHS: Copper John 18-20, Tung Pheasant Tail 16-20, Prince Nymph 12-18, Jerome Baetis 18-20, JuJu Baetis 18-22, Neon Nightmare 20-22, Sparkle Pupa 14-18, San Juan Worm 10, Cat Poop 8-12, 

DRIES: Pearl and Elk Caddis 16-18, Foam Body Caddis 14-18, Parachute Adams 16-20, BC hopper 6-8, Chubby 6-10, Royal Wulffs 10-16

HINTS: Don't ignore the shallow riffles, they should be loaded with sculpins and insects.


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