Colorado River - Upper Colorado, Pumphouse to Grandy, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Colorado River - Upper Colorado, Pumphouse to Grandy, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fishing has been picking up with cooler evening temps.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Colorado River is currently Good

Water flow: 259 at Windy Gap, 573 cfs in Kremmling, 100 cfs at Williams Fork

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 60 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 9pm to 5pm

Best stretch: Pumphouse to Statebridge for floats

Best access point: Pumphouse for walk and wading or up into Gore Canyon. Higher up into Breeze, Paul Gilbert, or Lone Buck has been good as well.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges, BWO patterns, emerger patterns, Stone flies

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Kremmling, Eagle, DIA

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

Temps are starting to cool off and flows are down. Pats rubber legs have been the ticket with either an egg or midges trailed behind it. Run a heavier and deeper nymph rig in the longer runs.

7-Day Forecast

Snow and temps in the mid 40's are in the forecast for the week. Mornings will be chilly so bring a waterproof jacket and a few extra layers.

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