Colorado River - Lower Colorado, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Colorado River - Lower Colorado, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fish the warmest part of the day or afternoons and go small on the flies. 18-20 Blue-Winged Olive emerger patters working best. The Grasshopper action is picking up with some good fish looking up for them.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Colorado River is currently Good

Water flow: 1300 CFS

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 43 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Noon to 3:00PM

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:

Midges Blue-Winged Olive

Fish species: Trout

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

Nearest airport: Eagle County Airport & Garfield County Airport

Person Fishing in a stream

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

Nymph rigs set up fairly deep 4-5ft.

7-Day Forecast

Midday Blue-Winged Olive hatches to remain strong, especially on overcast days. Spring fishing closure on tributaries are in effect.


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