Colorado River - Lower Colorado, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Colorado River - Lower Colorado, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Colorado River is currently Just OK

Water flow: 959 CFS

Visibility: 30 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 34 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 11AM-3PM

Best stretch: Glenwood Springs, New Castle and Silt

Best access point: Grizzly Creek and No Name exits in Glenwood Canyon, Devereaux Road in Glenwood Springs, Dinosaur to New Castle areas

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Streamers Golden Stoneflies Midges

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Round (Prime: March 1 - October 31)

Nearest airport: Eagle County Airport & Garfield County Airport

Colorado River, Lower Description

The Colorado River flows for many miles through the state of Colorado, a large portion of which is prime trout habitat. The Lower Colorado included in these reports begins at State Bridge and ends at the town of Rifle, which could be considered the lowest end of prime trout fishing. This length encompasses some 80 river miles in western Colorado that meanders through wide mountain valleys and numerous canyons, ...

Techniques & Tips

Nymphing rigs and dry- dropper rigs are producing well at this time. Stripping streamers in mornings and evenings or on overcast days also working well.

7-Day Forecast

Winter cold has settled in, best fishing will be in afternoons from 1-3.

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