Water flow: 379cfs at Windy Gap, 1060cfs in Kremmling, 102cfs at Williams Fork
Visibility: 48 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 56 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: 11am to 6pm
Best stretch: Pumphouse to Statebridge for floats
Best access point: Pumphouse for walk and wading
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Midges, BWO patterns, emerger patterns, Yellow Sallie's, PMD's, Caddis, Stone flies
Fish species: Trout
Fishing season: Year Round
Nearest airport: Kremmling, Eagle, DIA
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 6X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 6 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Streamer Stripper Sink Tip Fly Line
The upper Colorado River is one of the most picturesque rivers in Colorado to fish. The river is lined with cottonwood trees, providing shelter for Bald Eagles. The riffles, runs and deep pools that the upper Colorado River boasts hold very large wild Browns and Rainbows. The Colorado is a classic freestone that fishes well through out the year. The William's Fork, near Parshall, CO, feeds the Colorado, which ...
keeps the river open year round. The hatches you will see on the Upper Colorado are Stones, Caddis, Mayflys, Midges and the most renowned emergence of the Salmon Fly.
Nymphing has been the ticket in black, olive, brown and rust colors have been producing good sized fish. Pat's rubbers legs as a lead fly for a nymph rig has been doing really well Midges, BWO, caddis, Rs2's and stone fly patterns have been the flies of choice.
Mix of rain and maybe snow showers in the outlook. The rivers have been coming up and getting a little off color so look for fishing in the morning before the melt really hits!