Uncompahgre River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Uncompahgre River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Uncompahgre River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: Approx. 200-300cfs

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 56 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Morning - Nymphing; Afternoon - Dry/Dropper

Best stretch: The 1.5 miles of tailwater below Ridgeway Reservoir (Pa-co-chu-puk).

Best access point: The Pa-co-chu-puk turn, off of hwy 550.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Pink Cahills (#16-18) , PMD emergers (#16-20), Caddis (#14-18), midges, Hoppers (#10-14)

Fish species: Rainbow, Brown, Cutthroat

Fishing season: Year - round

Nearest airport: Montrose Airport

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Uncompahgre River Description

Ridgway State Park is located four miles north of Ridgway and 26 miles south of Montrose, Colorado. As late as mid-July, the north face of the San Juan Mountains still holds snow and as it melts, it eventually flows into Lake Como north of Silverton, at 12,221 feet in southwestern Colorado. From here, the Uncompahgre is born and runs north 75 miles to enter the Gunnison River in Delta. The Park holds many ...

Techniques & Tips

Nymphing is your best bet in the mornings with hatches starting in the afternoon. Top water Pink Cahills (Light colored mayflies) and Caddis. Hoppers, Midges, #18 PMD nymphs/emergers. Fresh stocked Rainbows.,rock Worms

7-Day Forecast

Rainbows and Cutthroats Water clear 200-300 cfs and clear. #16-18 Pink Cahills , Caddis, HoppersZebra nymphs. #18-22 PMD emergers and midges. #10-6 Hoppers, caddis rock worm #14, .

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