Colorado River - Lower Colorado, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Colorado River - Lower Colorado, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Tough conditions as clarity of river not ideal. Spawning closures in effect Mar. 15-May 15 at following tributaries: Grizzly Creek No Name Creek Canyon Creek
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Colorado River is currently Just OK

Water flow: 2310 CFS

Visibility: 6 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 54 Degrees F

Water condition: Moderately Turbid

Best time of day to fish: Noon to 3pm and 6pm to dark

Best stretch: Glenwood Springs, New Castle and Silt

Best access point: Grizzly Creek and No Name exits in Glenwood Canyon, Devereaux Road in Glenwood Springs, Dinosaur to New Castle areas

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Blue-Winged Olives Midges March Brown

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Round (Prime: March 1 - October 31)

Nearest airport: Eagle County Airport & Garfield County Airport

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Colorado River, Lower Description

The Colorado River flows for many miles through the state of Colorado, a large portion of which is prime trout habitat. The Lower Colorado included in these reports begins at State Bridge and ends at the town of Rifle, which could be considered the lowest end of prime trout fishing. This length encompasses some 80 river miles in western Colorado that meanders through wide mountain valleys and numerous canyons, ...

Techniques & Tips

Shallow nymphing rig has been the ticket through the day. There are fish rising mid-afternoon which will present dry fly opportunities.

7-Day Forecast

Afternoon Caddis hatches continuing, river to remain off color with some early runoff occirring.

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