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 and rain in the forecast nearly everyday. Have a rain jacket with you, but don't expect very long periods of showers if they come at all
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Colorado River is currently Good

Water flow: 168at Windy Gap, 785 cfs in Kremmling, 78cfs 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, 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. Hopper dropper has been producing fish along the edges. Run a heavier and deeper nymph rig in the longer runs.

7-Day Forecast

Nice weather for the week so bring your sunscreen. 70's to 80's in Kremmling.

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