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
Watch out the water temps. Fishing small dries when you see hatches will be effective but if no bugs are showing stick with a nymph rig.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Colorado River is currently Good

Water flow: 317at Windy Gap, 1420cfs in Kremmling, 152cfs at Williams Fork

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 42 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

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges, PMD patterns, emerger patterns, Caddis, 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 back up. Make sure you keep a thermometer on you to check if the water temps are rising. Hopper dropper has been producing fish along the edges. Run a heavier and deeper nymph rig in the longer runs.

7-Day Forecast

Rain in the afternoon so bring a jacket

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