Dolores River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Dolores River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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We are not fishing the Dolores because of low water.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Dolores River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Telluride Fly Fishers

Water flow: Moderate

Visibility: 49 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 56 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:

May fly nymphs, and small and big stone flys, hoppers and dry may flys when the temps rise!

Fish species: Trout

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

Nearest airport: Montrose Airport

Person Fishing in a stream

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

Find a tailwater!

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