River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 5230 cfs
River Statistics:
»Glenwood Springs
Current:   5230 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   5290 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   5180 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   5020 cfs
Gage Height:   5.77 ft

Current:   1030 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   1060 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   1140 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   1120 cfs
Gage Height:   5.57 ft

With flows across the state increasing the Colorado will follow suit. Due to this, larger attractor patterns such as yellow/chartreuse beads, squirmy's, and girdle bugs trailing a BWO nymph will pull fish especially when the water gets a little off color on our warmest days. As we transition into summer it's especially effective to walk the banks with a golden tungstone or girdle bug to pull some nicer browns. There are plenty of willows upstream of pump house so roll casting these bank sections or walking up far enough to the have a back cast are all great options. Streamer fishing the deeper runs with a gonga, dungeon, or goldie can also be a great way to hook up with a bigger fish this time of year. The most important fly through this section of river is the girdle bug so get creative and fish them on a short leash nymph rig and deep with plenty of split shot to produce more numbers throughout the day. Nymphs: Girdle bug #6-10, golden tungstone, frenchie, cdc p-tails, micro may, midges in the morning. Dries: Chubby Chernobyl, fat albert, extended body blue wing olive #16, Para adams #14-16,.

Report Updated On: 05/17/2019
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