Colorado River Fly Fishing Report: May 10th 2018

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Colorado River Fly Fishing Report May 10th

We were on the Colorado River yesterday and it felt good to be back on the big river. We had decent visibility (2-3 feet) from Pump House to Radium with 50 degree water temps. The morning nymphing was consistent with fish eating the usual pre runoff suspects. Pats, Squirmy, Caddis Larva, Soft Hackle PT’s and Prince. Once we got through Little Gore Canyon the fishing slowed down for about and hour. There was a good BWO hatch with Caddis mixed in but fishing got a little tough around 2pm. After the short lull we began hooking up and Trout were keying in on small black rainbow warriors. We were hoping to see Salmonflies but they are just not there yet. And despite throwing stonefly patterns all day we only poked a few on Pats Rubber Leg. Expect the big bugs to start moving soon and when they do it will be all over social media so you will know. We anticipate the Salmonfly Hatch will be here in the next 10 + days. We did not throw streamers yesterday but the boats that were throwing dead chickens did not have a lot of bent rods. The past few days gave the Colorado River in Kremmling nearly a 200 CFS bump which may have attributed to the slower fishing. If you head up there this weekend expect to find some crowds, the river is chocolate milk below Sheep Horn Creek and a lot of fishermen are headed up river. This morning the Colorado River flows in Kremmling were at 837 CFS. Stay safe up there.