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!
14 Day Forecast: Look for sporadic hatches of midges and afternoon BWO’s
Tips and Other Information: Anglers should prepare themselves for sporadic hatches of midges. Flows are low in Parshall (150 cfs) and currently (3/31/21) the river above the Williams Fork is still frozen. With the warm weather trend coming this week, the river above the Willies Fork should open up. Look for clarity changes as the low level run-off can add a decent amount of water to the system. Anglers are finding some good midge fishing in the Parshall Hole. Effective patterns include Griffith Gnats, Matt’s Midges, and small Parachute Adams. Due to the elevation, the BWO’s won’t start for another few weeks, but once they do its a game changer! Now is the time to stock up on Baetis nymphs and mayfly duns in preparation of the good fishing that lies ahead!
Effective Patterns: #22-24 Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, #18 Hot Tail Flash Egg, #20 Mercury Blood Midge, #20 Red Larva, #20 Pale Olive Larva, #20-22 Black Beauty, #20-22 Mercury Flashback Black Beauty, #20 JujuBaetis, #22 Stalcup’s Baetis, #18-20 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #20-22 Sparkle Wing RS 2, #20-22 Mercury Midge, #20-24 Top Secret Midge, #20-22 Manhattan Midge, #20 Mathew’s Sparkle Dun, #20 Stalcup’s CDC Biot Comparadun, #22-24 Matt’s Midge, #22-24 Griffith Gnat, and #20-26 Parachute Adams.