Crystal River Report 8-23-20
Posted on 23 August 2020
CRYSTAL RIVER REPORT
August 23, 2020
FLOW: 95 CFS in Carbondale
WATER CONDITIONS: Low and hot, fishing around and above Redstone is highly recommended. The river is closed to fishing from MM 64 down to the confluence of the Roaring Fork in Carbondale.
OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis, Midges, PMDs, Sculpins, BWOs
THE LOW DOWN: As stated above, fishing is voluntarily closed from the confluence up to MM 64. We recommend you go up higher in elevation to find cooler water and fish that are less stressed-out.
No need to overthink this river, find some of the pools and runs and show them your favorite attractor dries and nymphs.
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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