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Colorado River

Rating - Fair   

Friday, Oct 15 2021
Upper flow rate near Dotsero 1020cfs , Lower flow rate below Glenwood Springs 1740cfs . Levels are very low but there are still some spots to fish . Rainbow warrior Chamois caddis , Black micro midges, Two bit hookers size 18-24 , Black zebra midges , JuJu midge , Pheasant tails , WD-40s , RS2s , wooly buggers , as well as small nymphs




Friday, Oct 15 2021



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Excellent fishing when rains do not muddy the water. Dry fly fishing is starting to pick up! Good fishing can still be had using larger flies and lures. Large  woolly buggers fished in slack water is a great way to catch a large fish! Cat fishing in the lower reaches has also picked up using typical baits such as cut bait, livers, or catfish nuggets. 

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Colorado Division of Wildlife


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Colorado River


Rating - Fair

Upper flow rate near Dotsero 1020cfs , Lower flow rate below Glenwood Springs 1740cfs . Levels are very low but there are still some spots to fish . Rainbow warrior Chamois caddis , Black micro midges, Two bit hookers size 18-24 , Black zebra midges , JuJu midge , Pheasant tails , WD-40s , RS2s , wooly buggers , as well as small nymphs


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