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
Stonefly and PMD nymphs producing great results during the day. Still plenty of Caddis in the evenings for dry fly fishing.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Colorado River is currently Excellent

Water flow: 3,230 CFS

Visibility: 30 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 64 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 8AM-2PM and 730 9-30PM

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:

Caddis Yellow Sallies Pale Morning Duns Stoneflies

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

A mix of nymphing and dry fly fishing oppotunities throughout the day with nymphs producing best during the day and dry flies best in the evenings,

7-Day Forecast

River getting warm water temps in the mid afternoon and fishing will shut down dramatically.


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