Colorado River - Upper Colorado, Pumphouse to Granby, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Colorado River - Upper Colorado, Pumphouse to Granby, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Chocolate RS2, Zebra midges, Baetis, Mercury pheasant tails, golden stones, caddis dries and small hopper patterns
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Colorado River is currently Good

Water flow: 412.18 at Windy Gap, 1120 cfs at Kremmling, 157 cfs at Williams Fork

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 53 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 11am to 4pm

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:

Caddis, Pmd's, Golden Stones, Blue Wings, Midges and Baetis

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

Nymphing, double dries with caddis and golden stones, pmd imitations.streamers in the morning and late evening can be productive as well. The shop is open for business and for guiding as well!!

7-Day Forecast

70-80 degrees with scattered thunderstorms throughout the week.


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