Pat Dorsey’s Stream Report: Colorado River

Fishing the Colorado River should be on everyone’s bucket list. Whether you’re a walk/wade fisherman or prefer float-fishing, this river has it all!

Current Conditions:

Clarity: Good

Water Temperature:  Low 40’s

Hatches: Midges

14 Day Forecast: Look for sporadic hatches of midges. The fish are beginning to move into their winter lies!

Tips and Other Information: The Colorado River is fishing fair right now with the low flows.  Fishing has been slow in the mornings, but improves mid-day when the midges come off.  Egg-midge combos have been the best rig as of late. There have been a few risers in the slower pools and tailouts as of late.

Effective Patterns:  #18-20 Buckskins,  #24 Black Beauties, #18-20 Mercury Pheasant Tail, #18 Hot Tail Flash Egg, # 20-22 Chocolate Foam  Wing Emerger, #20-22 Sparkle Wing RS 2, #20-22 Sparkle Dun, and #24-26 Parachute Adams

Notes:  There are several moose in the area so keep your wits about you at all times! These animals are dangerous and unpredictable so keep an eye out for them!