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!
Flows: 473 cfs Parshall and 1420 near Kremmling
Water Temperature: Mid to upper 50’s
Hatches: Midges, caddis, red quills, and Tricos
14 Day Forecast: Look for excellent fishing and reliable hatches of Midges, caddis, red quills, and Tricos
Tips and Other Information: The Colorado River is fishing good to excellent. Flows are a fuzz high on the lower river (for the walk wade angler). In Parshall, conditions are ideal. Anglers can expect to find reliable hatches Midges, caddis, red quills, and Tricos. Nymphing with caddis larvae, pupae, mayfly emergers has been producing some nice fish. Dry fly enthusiasts are finding their fare share of surface feeders in the soft water margins near the stream bank, back channels, and slower pools and tailouts. Effective dries include #16 Elk Hair Caddis, #16 Mathews Sparkle Duns , and #AK’s Red Quill. Bring plenty of Deep Woods Off, the mosquitoes are really, really bad!
Effective Patterns: #14 San Juan Worms, #18 Buckskins, #16 Graphic Caddis, #8 Pat’s Rubber Legs, #16-18 Split Case PMD, #16 Pheasant Tail, #16-20 Sparkle Wing RS 2, #16 Mercer’s Trigger Nymph, #16 Elk Hair Caddis, #16 Mathew’s Sparkle Dun, #16 Yellow Humpy, and #16 Yellow Stimulator