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
Probably time to start thinking about carrying 2 rods, one rigged for nymphing and the other for fishing small dry flies to match the midges coming off.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Colorado River is currently Excellent

Water flow: 1330 CFS

Visibility: 30 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 39 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 11AM-5PM

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 Little Black Winter Stones

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 are still best but not as deep as has been recently. Heavy midge hatches now getting fish on the surface in the afternoons.

7-Day Forecast

Early spring like conditions will start to lengthen our fishing opportunities through day with Noon to 4 PM best time to be out there. Blue-Winged Olive hatch will get stronger as we are starting to see them now.

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