Uncompahgre River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Uncompahgre River, CO
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Uncompahgre River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Go small on your nymphs and downsize your indicator if you are using one. #20-24 midges are the ticket right now.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Uncompahgre River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
RIGS Adventure Co

Water flow: 37.7

Visibility: 50 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Early morning and late afternoon - Nymphing

Best stretch: The 1.5 miles of tailwater below Ridgeway Reservoir (Pa-co-chu-puk).

Best access point: The Pa-co-chu-puk turn, off of hwy 550.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges (#20-24), Baetis/BWO imitations (#20 and smaller) and Leech patterns (#10-16) in black/brown, olive, and rust.

Fish species: Rainbow, Brown, Snake River Cutthroat

Fishing season: Year - round

Nearest airport: Montrose Airport

Uncompahgre River Description

Ridgway State Park is located four miles north of Ridgway and 26 miles south of Montrose, Colorado. As late as mid-July, the north face of the San Juan Mountains still holds snow and as it melts, it eventually flows into Lake Como north of Silverton, at 12,221 feet in southwestern Colorado. From here, the Uncompahgre is born and runs north 75 miles to enter the Gunnison River in Delta. The Park holds many ...

Techniques & Tips

Midge/BWO nymphs and emerger imitations subsurface have been good producers. Don't forget to throw in some small leeches, like a Hell Razor, mini leech, or white wooly bugger. Eggs as an attractor work well, too.

7-Day Forecast

Flows are at winter levels and cold temperatures are here to stay. Be stealthy and patient. These fish will see and feel you if you rush your approach. Most importantly, have fun! .

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