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Colorado River

Rating - Fair   

Saturday, Jun 15 2019
Upper flow rate near Dotsero  9340cfs , Lower flow rate below Glenwood Springs 17200cfs .When flows subside 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 . 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




Saturday, Jun 15 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  9340cfs , Lower flow rate below Glenwood Springs 17200cfs .When flows subside 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 . 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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Very_Good

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Good

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