Colorado River Fishing Report- August 9, 2019-Vail & Beaver Creek , CO

March Brown on Streamer

 Colorado River Fishing report for: August 9, 2019

Upper C is open for business Rancho Del Rio is running shuttles!

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 wade able river. Many miles of the upper Colorado make its 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.  The Colorado is a great Terrestrial river during the warmer Summer months when big fish are looking for a Grasshopper falling from the banks.  Spring and Fall is Streamer season on the “C”, that’s when we like to throw large double streamer rigs on 6-7wt rods for the big Pre-spawn browns.  If you are mystified by the whole streamer program, then it’s time to get on board by taking advantage of our off-season guide rates and get out with us.

8/9/2019-  The flows are perfect and the Trout are very happy to eat your dry flies!  Caddis, PMD’s and Yellow Sally stone flies are all hatching.  Hopper season is underway on the Colorado. Time stock up on your Chubby’s. Floating and wading options galore right now. Water Temperatures sre ideal all the way from Pumhouse to Dotsero.  Call the shop to get up to the minute reports. The Colorado seems to be the best action! Rancho del Rio is doing shuttles (970) 653-4431

Recommended Patterns: Pmx Yellow/Peacock/Royal size 12-16, Parachute Adams size 14-20, Stimulators Yellow/Tan/Peacock size 12-16, Royal Wullf size 14-18, Chubby Chernobyl’s Purple/yellow size 6-8, Hippy Stomper Purple/Red size 10-14, BH Soft Hackle PTs size 14-20, FKA Prince size 12-16, Red Copper John size 14-16, Duracell jig size 12-14, Jiggy Frenchie size 14.


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