Colorado River Fly Fishing Report September 27th 2018

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Bob Streb with a beautiful Colorado River Brown Trout.

Colorado River Fly Fishing Report

The fly fishing on the Colorado River has been very good despite very low water conditions. Hopper Dropper has been very effective in faster moving riffles as well as along deeper banks. Fish are still looking at hopper patterns but not very often. Nymphing has been working anywhere you can find a deeper bucket with moving water. Sporadic BWO hatches, Midges and Caddis are bringing the occasional fish to the surface but until we get some cloud cover expect most of your trout to be caught on a nymph or streamer. The Brown trout have gotten very aggressive which has turned on our Streamer fishing. White, Olive, Black and Natural colored streamer patterns have been working very well later in the day as the sun gets a little lower in the sky. Be sure to cover plenty of water and vary your stripping speed. The faster current and choppy water has been the most productive areas in the river. Keep an eye on water levels as they have been on a constant decline. If you are rowing a drift boat be careful where you take it. There are a lot of exposed rocks that are difficult to avoid in many areas of the Colorado River. As we move into October most of our Fly Fishing Float Trips on the Colorado River will be near Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Feel free to call us for last minute a fly fishing report and up to date fly fishing conditions. We look forward to seeing you on the river.