Colorado River - Upper Colorado, Pumphouse to Grandy, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Colorado River, CO
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Colorado River - Upper Colorado, Pumphouse to Grandy, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Set-Set-Set any pause, twitch or wiggle of indicator or line! Be patient and change flies. Smaller nymphs, sizes 18-24, are the go-to patterns. Longer leaders with weight to get down to those deep fish.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Colorado River is currently Good

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

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Colorado River, Upper Description

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 ...

Techniques & Tips

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.

7-Day Forecast

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!

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