Colorado River Fly Fishing Report: June 8th 2018

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Colorado River Fly Fishing Report

Low Low water on the Upper Colorado River. The fly fishing has been great but you must be on the water early and off it by 1 O’clock in the afternoon. Due to the current flows on the Colorado River near Kremmling we are seeing very high water temps on the river. High water temps (above 65 degrees) put a tremendous amount of strain on trout therefore we recommend not fishing in the afternoon until the Colorado River flows increase. Please keep the fish in the water to reduce stress.


PMDs, Yellow Sallies, Caddis and Drakes are all hatching during the morning hours. The dry fly fishing has been fantastic. Dry dropper also has been hooking a lot of fish, especially in faster shallow riffles. Getting out of the boat and wade fishing some of the braids along the river has been very productive. Be sure to bring some wading boots as the river has gotten very slippery.


There is a fair amount of moss on the river bottom and Jig Hooked flies are a good way to avoid some of that scum on the bottom.  Hot flies have been; Chubby, Soft Hackle Pheasant Tails, 20 incher, Pats, Yellow Jg, PMD emergers, Yellow Adams #14-#16 and Barr’s Emergers. Feel free to swing by the shop on 102 Main St in Minturn for flies and accessories. See you on the water.