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
As always with Paco, be patient and stealthy. Big fish have become active in recent weeks, but to fool these selective fish, you must use long, light leaders and small indicators (or none at all).
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Uncompahgre River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
RIGS Adventure Co

Water flow: 169

Visibility: 50 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 44 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mid morning to late afternoon

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 (#20-26), Baetis/BWO imitations (#20 and smaller)

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

Small (#20-26) red and black midges are always consistent producers, especially for Paco's more selective fish. Small white or black streamers catch several smaller rainbows and cutthroat. However, dead drifting a leech or mayfly nymph above a midge or smaller baeits is effective for more quality fish.

7-Day Forecast

Rain and snow could show up over the next week at Paco, but the weekend looks to be sunny and in the 60s. Take advantage of this beautiful weekend and go enjoy the outdoors!


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