Dolores River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Dolores River, CO
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Dolores River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Yes we are open, the dolores is low and clear. Find the deep spots and watch for rising water temp in the afternoon.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Dolores River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Telluride Fly Fishers

Water flow: Moderate

Visibility: 19 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 54 Degrees F

Water condition: Moderately Turbid

Best time of day to fish: MORNING

Best stretch: Below Rico to Dolores, Above Rico to Lizard Head, Below McPhee Dam

Best access point: Anywhere that is public

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Stoneflies, Caddis, and got a few on hoppers today!

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Round (Prime: June 15 - October 20) Winter is slow.

Nearest airport: Montrose Airport

Dolores River Description

The pristine Dolores River in the southwest corner of Colorado starts as a series of small feeder streams at 10,200 ft near Lizard Head Pass. It runs through the town of Rico all the way to Dolores, over 48 miles in all where it is then dammed up at McPhee Reservoir. The Dolores is classic, small stream pocket water with occasional pools and rocky runs. It has varied mayfly, stone fly and caddis activity ...

Techniques & Tips

When the water is low it is easy to spook fish. Wade slowly and fish up stream.

7-Day Forecast

Looks great and there is some rain in the forcast!


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