Colorado River
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Jun 16 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 1/5

Colorado River Report

June 16, 2024
FLOW: 14,500 CFS below Glenwood Springs
WATER CLARITY: Blown out, likely until late June
OVERALL RATING: 1 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis 12-18, Golden Stoneflies 4-10, Hoppers 2-10, Blue Winged Olives 18-22, Midges 16-24, Salmonflies 4-8, Sculpins
THE LOWDOWN: Flows are on the drop this week on the Colorado, with a 3,000cfs decrease in the last few days. We're still far from prime but the trend is exciting for those who live for the boat.

Most of you know that cloudy days are best, especially for a slow-release hatch. The Colorado is a big, brawling river- ideal for a drift boat but it can be accessed on foot. This river is a bit more of a quality than a quantity fishery, so be prepared to hook onto some pissed-off fish that will dump your reel in a few seconds.

Wade-fishers should exercise extreme caution this time of year, but popular wading spots include the confluence with the Roaring Fork, Dino Boat ramp (both above and below the ramp) and upstream of South Canyon rapid.
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: Egg Laying Salmonfly 4-6, Egg Laying Golden Stone 8, Elk and Pearl Caddis 12-18, Improved Sofa Pillow 4-6, Chubby Chernobyl 4-8, Improved Sparkle Dun Baetis 18-22, Iwane's No Mercy Midge 22-24, Matthews' Improved Z Lon Midge 22-24, CDC Transitional Midge 18-20, Perfect Baetis 20-22, TC Custom BWO Sparkledun 20-22
NYMPHS: Bead Head Cranefly Larva 6-10, Bead Head Bubble Back PMD Nymph 6-10, Iron Lotus 16-18, Double Down CDC PT 16-18, Purple Darth Baetis 20-22, Foam Top BMW RS2 18-22, Griffin's Twenty Incher 10-14, Tungsten Guide's Choice Hare's Ear 14-18, Cat Poop Stone 6-10, Jigged CDC PT 14-18, San Juan Worm 10, Perdigons 16-18, Copper Johns 16-18, BTS Baetis 20-22, Freestone Emerger 20-22, Roy's Biot Baetis Emerger 18-20
STREAMERS: Double Dirty Hippy 4, Dali Lama 4, Autumn Splendor 4-8, Carlton Banks 4, Stott's Ziwi 4, Stott's Conehead Ziwi 4
HINTS: We are excited to be back on the 'Rado a couple weeks from now. Look for the best bite in the soft stuff.

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/monitoring-location/09085100/#parameterCode=00065&period=P7D

This report was written by Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen: http://www.taylorcreek.com
(970) 920-1128

Jun 05 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 1/5

Colorado River Report

June 5, 2024
FLOW: 12,900 CFS below Glenwood Springs
WATER CLARITY: Blown out, likely until late June
OVERALL RATING: 1 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis 12-18, Golden Stoneflies 4-10, Hoppers 2-10, Blue Winged Olives 18-22, Midges 16-24, Salmonflies 4-8, Sculpins
THE LOWDOWN: The big river has been blown out lately with runoff around its height.

Most of you know that cloudy days are best, especially for a slow-release hatch. The Colorado is a big, brawling river- ideal for a drift boat but it can be accessed on foot. This river is a bit more of a quality than a quantity fishery, so be prepared to hook onto some pissed-off fish that will dump your reel in a few seconds.

Though wade-fishers should exercise extreme caution this time of year, popular wading spots include the confluence with the Roaring Fork, Dino Boat ramp (both above and below the ramp) and upstream of South Canyon rapid.
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: Egg Laying Salmonfly 4-6, Egg Laying Golden Stone 8, Elk and Pearl Caddis 12-18, Improved Sofa Pillow 4-6, Chubby Chernobyl 4-8, Improved Sparkle Dun Baetis 18-22, Iwane's No Mercy Midge 22-24, Matthews' Improved Z Lon Midge 22-24, CDC Transitional Midge 18-20, Perfect Baetis 20-22, TC Custom BWO Sparkledun 20-22
NYMPHS: Bead Head Cranefly Larva 6-10, Bead Head Bubble Back PMD Nymph 6-10, Iron Lotus 16-18, Double Down CDC PT 16-18, Purple Darth Baetis 20-22, Foam Top BMW RS2 18-22, Griffin's Twenty Incher 10-14, Tungsten Guide's Choice Hare's Ear 14-18, Cat Poop Stone 6-10, Jigged CDC PT 14-18, San Juan Worm 10, Perdigons 16-18, Copper Johns 16-18, BTS Baetis 20-22, Freestone Emerger 20-22, Roy's Biot Baetis Emerger 18-20
STREAMERS: Double Dirty Hippy 4, Dali Lama 4, Autumn Splendor 4-8, Carlton Banks 4, Stott's Ziwi 4, Stott's Conehead Ziwi 4
HINTS: We are excited to be back on the 'Rado a couple weeks from now. Look for the best bite in the soft stuff.

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/monitoring-location/09085100/#parameterCode=00065&period=P7D

This report was written by Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen: http://www.taylorcreek.com
(970) 920-1128

Jun 02 Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen
Rating: 1/5

Colorado River Report

June 2, 2024
FLOW: 10,000 CFS
WATER CLARITY: Blown out until later in June
OVERALL RATING: 1 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Caddis 12-18, Golden Stoneflies 4-10, Hoppers 2-10, Blue Winged Olives 18-22, Midges 16-24, Salmonflies 4-8, Sculpins
THE LOWDOWN: The big river has been blown out lately with runoff around its height.

Most of you know that cloudy days are best, especially for a slow-release hatch. The Colorado is a big, brawling river- ideal for a drift boat but it can be accessed on foot. This river is a bit more of a quality than a quantity fishery, so be prepared to hook onto some pissed-off fish that will dump your reel in a few seconds.

Though wade-fishers should exercise extreme caution this time of year, popular wading spots include the confluence with the Roaring Fork, Dino Boat ramp (both above and below the ramp) and upstream of South Canyon rapid.
APPROPRIATE PATTERNS:
DRIES: Egg Laying Salmonfly 4-6, Egg Laying Golden Stone 8, Elk and Pearl Caddis 12-18, Improved Sofa Pillow 4-6, Chubby Chernobyl 4-8, Improved Sparkle Dun Baetis 18-22, Iwane's No Mercy Midge 22-24, Matthews' Improved Z Lon Midge 22-24, CDC Transitional Midge 18-20, Perfect Baetis 20-22, TC Custom BWO Sparkledun 20-22
NYMPHS: Bead Head Cranefly Larva 6-10, Bead Head Bubble Back PMD Nymph 6-10, Iron Lotus 16-18, Double Down CDC PT 16-18, Purple Darth Baetis 20-22, Foam Top BMW RS2 18-22, Griffin's Twenty Incher 10-14, Tungsten Guide's Choice Hare's Ear 14-18, Cat Poop Stone 6-10, Jigged CDC PT 14-18, San Juan Worm 10, Perdigons 16-18, Copper Johns 16-18, BTS Baetis 20-22, Freestone Emerger 20-22, Roy's Biot Baetis Emerger 18-20
STREAMERS: Double Dirty Hippy 4, Dali Lama 4, Autumn Splendor 4-8, Carlton Banks 4, Stott's Ziwi 4, Stott's Conehead Ziwi 4
HINTS: We are excited to be back on the 'Rado a couple weeks from now. Look for the best bite in the soft stuff.

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/monitoring-location/09085100/#parameterCode=00065&period=P7D

This report was written by Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Aspen: http://www.taylorcreek.com
(970) 920-1128

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