Colorado River Fish Report

   

   Colorado River Fly Fishing Report April 21st. 2014.

Variable Spring conditions right now due to an earlier run-off

Arguably the most famous river in the state, the Colorado River is also probably the most diverse fishery as well.  The sections of the Colorado we fish/guide start above the Kremmling area and extends to the Rifle area west of Glenwood Springs roughly 80 plus miles of floatable and wadeable river.  Many miles of the upper Colorado winds it's way through some of the most scenic areas that you can access only by boat or hiking in.  Large Browns and Rainbows as well as some native Colorado River Cutthroats inhabit it's waters.   The Colorado is known for it's June Salmon Fly hatch. The Colorado is fed by several up stream reservoirs that help keep a steady flow of water making for great fishing year round. The Upper Colorado from Pumphouse down to 2 bridges is OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!!  great flows for wading and floating.  Rancho del Rio is doing Shuttles 970-653-4431

Colorado River Report Date:

                           4/21/2014

Colorado River Flow:

           -  Kremmiling 2700 CFS

            - Dotsero 4680 CFS

            - Glenwood Springs  7000 CFS 

 

Colorado River Mid Day Water Temp:

                   46.0@ Glenwood Springs

Colorado River Current Rating (1-10):

  • 4 of 10  Pumphouse to Dotsero
  • 4 of 10  Below Glenwood Springs

Colorado River 

Plenty of water being released on the Upper C in anticipation of run-off.  Variable water conditions.  Blue Winged Olive hatches are coming off up around Pumphouse so that means the Streamer bite is on too!!  The Colorado below Glenwood is fishing good too.  Great full day floats on the Colorado. We are permitted on more miles of water then you could fish in a week. The Upper Colorado is the perfect full day wade and float trip.

 Hot Flies on the Colorado River:

 DRIES: Royal wulff (#12-14)   Parachute Adams (#16-22) Extended Body BWO (#16-20) Renegade (#16-18)  Griffith's Gnats(#18-22) Extended Body Blue Winged Olive (#16-20) Purple Parachute (#16-20) Royal Wulff (#16-20)

NYMPHS: Formerly Prince Nymph (#10-16) Soft Hackle BH Pheasant Tails (#14-20) ) Pat's Rubber Legs/Cheddar belly's (#4-8) Barr BWO Emerger (#18-22)  Eggs - peach/Chartuese (#14-16) San Juan Worm - red/pink (#10-14) .Epoxy back Golden Stone (#12-18) Formerly (#10-16)Copper John black, red and Copper (#12-16)  Rs-2 gray/ Black (#18-22) BH Zebra Midge Red/Black (#18-22)

STREAMERS: Olive/Black Wooly Buggers (#2-8) Tequilly (#2-6) Home Invader white/black (#2-4) Bellyache Minnow olive(#6) Autum Splendor, Olive/Black , Sunrise Sculpzillas, Wooly Buggers, Goldy locks....

 

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