Crystal River Report 8-19-17

Posted on 19 August 2017

August 19, 2017

FLOW: 96 cfs in Carbondale 

WATER CONDITIONS: Clean unless it rains the night before up on the pass.

OVERALL RATING: 7 out of 10 

FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Green Drakes, PMDs, caddis, BWOs, midges, stonefly nymphs and adults, cranefly larva and adults, ants, hoppers, green drake and PMD nymphs

THE LOW DOWN: Low and clear!  No need to overthink this river, tie on an attractor dry and dropper and hit all the soft water.  This beautiful river seems to fish best at it's upper and lower points, around Carbondale or up in Redstone through Marble.

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: Stimulators 12-18, Hoppers 6-12, Amy's Ant 10-12, 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: Hungry after a great day of fishing?  Check out the Redstone Inn or Slow Groovin' Bar-B-Que in Marble.

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