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Colorado River

Rating - Fair   

Tuesday, Aug 13 2019
Upper flow rate near Dotsero 2370cfs , Lower flow rate below Glenwood Springs 4190cfs .When flows subside Take a variety of colors and patterns Yellow sally's , Golden stones , cicadas , orange san juan worms , Ginger Quill , Chamois caddis , Black micro midges size 22-26 in the mornings. Gray drakes late mornings , Olive/Yellow PMDs ,Green drakes in the early afternoons . BWOs size16-18 on cloudy days , or warmest part of day .Olive Callibaetis , Beetles ,red and black ants in the afternoon .September stones in early evening . Other patterns that will produce well are Black zebra midges , JuJu midge , Pheasant tails , Parachute Adams , WD-40s , Egg patterns , wooly buggers as well as small nymphs




Tuesday, Aug 13 2019



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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

Colorado River

Rating - Fair

Upper flow rate near Dotsero 2370cfs , Lower flow rate below Glenwood Springs 4190cfs .When flows subside Take a variety of colors and patterns Yellow sally's , Golden stones , cicadas , orange san juan worms , Ginger Quill , Chamois caddis , Black micro midges size 22-26 in the mornings. Gray drakes late mornings , Olive/Yellow PMDs ,Green drakes in the early afternoons . BWOs size16-18 on cloudy days , or warmest part of day .Olive Callibaetis , Beetles ,red and black ants in the afternoon .September stones in early evening . Other patterns that will produce well are Black zebra midges , JuJu midge , Pheasant tails , Parachute Adams , WD-40s , Egg patterns , wooly buggers as well as small nymphs


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