Dolores River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Dolores River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Dolores River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Telluride Fly Fishers

Water flow: HIGH

Visibility: 8 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 45 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:

Midge, BWO, Micro PMD. Californicus Stonefly.

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

Get your may flys, and stone flys out! Its that time of the year when a split shot can be your best friend.

7-Day Forecast

It will still be high but the clarity should be good.


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