River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 2890 cfs
River Statistics:
»Glenwood Springs
Current:   2890 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   2850 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   2870 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   2890 cfs
Gage Height:   4.78 ft

Current:   1280 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   1290 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   1300 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   1310 cfs
Gage Height:   6.03 ft

Dropping and clearing up on the Colorado has proven that if find the time to make a trip up there it is well worth your while. It's dry-dropper time with the majority of fish sitting in feeding lanes and right off the banks. Anytime you find some textured water, look for the fishing to be on. Fish can be found in riffles and runs, back eddies, deep runs and along the bank. Basically everywhere you think there is a fish, there is probably one there. A larger foam attractor up top, #12-8 is a good range to stay in, with a larger stonefly nymph dropped off 2 1/2 - 3 feet and if you're feeling froggy drop either a PMD or Yellow Sally nymph off that. General attractor nymphs are working well too. A few fish are looking up and will eat a big dry! Fishing drop-offs proved to be very effective. Fishing a stonefly in the faster water was very effective. Bigger browns were smoked off the bank a few time as well. Getting the fly as close as possible to the bank worked best if you put the flies above a shadow, below willows or along a rock wall. Streamer fishing was lights out as well. Letting the fly sink before stripping it in had more follows than stripping it right away. White was the color for us, but I think it is more of a confidence thing. White, olive and black seem to be go to's on the upper C. As the day wears on caddis was hot. Throwing either a single dry or double caddis dry rig is great fun. Lots of looks and some awesome takes! Flows are in a good place for float fishing. No more boats are trapped in either Yarmony or Eye of the Needle. Lots of traffic up there on the weekends both guide trips and pleasure rafters. The wind has been picking up later in the day so a morning float is better suited for the fly angler. If you can out wait the crowds and wind, evening fishing has been stellar as well, when the fish really start to key in on the caddis. Get up there! As of right now Radium is closed due to a forest fire. Call the shop if you plan on floating for the most up to date reports 303-447-2400

Report Updated On: 07/05/2017
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Casting a fly in a tranquil mountain stream, feeling the tug on the line, and holding a beautiful rainbow trout makes us feel alive and intensely connected with nature. Fly fishing is our way of life and we are blessed with hundreds of nearby rivers and streams just a short distance away from Boulder. From the swift spring waters of the Clear Creek to the meandering bends of the South Platte, it's critical to consider fishing conditions in advance and prepare accordingly. We rely on our experienced guides who venture into the wild to let us know which rivers favor fly fishing, where fish are biting, and which fly patterns are most effective. Planning a successful fishing trip also requires knowledge of stream flows at various river points and an accurate weather forecast for a given destination. At Rocky Mountain Anglers, we are dedicated to providing all avid anglers with detailed and timely information about hatches, water, and weather conditions. So before you head out the door on your next fishing adventure, visit our web site to find valuable information that will prepare you for a successful trip. Have fun chasing after your next trophy trout and enjoy nature's beauty!The Rocky Mountain Anglers Crew
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