River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 1440 cfsCurrent Temp: 30°F 
River Statistics:
»Glenwood Springs
Current:   1440 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   1440 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   1650 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   1370 cfs
Gage Height:   4.00 ft

Current:   552 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   529 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   465 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   549 cfs
Gage Height:   4.39 ft

The Colorado is fishing well right now, and should remain good all winter, although access can be a bit of an issue in spots once the snow really starts to come down. Nymphing has been far and away the top producer, with lots of fish falling to BWO's and Midges as well as eggs trailed behind a Girdle Bug or other Stonefly pattern. Deep rigs that bump bottom are key, as the fish aren't really interested in moving 4 feet to eat your fly like they might in the summer time. The streamer bite has remained good as well, especially on overcast days when the water has some stain to it from rain or melt. The usual big, angry looking pieces of meat will catch fish, albeit on a slower strip than you might expect. Throwing Sparkle Minnows, Double Gongas, and Circus Peanuts can make for a unique and pretty amazing day, especially when the big one wrecks your fly and nearly pulls the rod from your hand. Fish tend to pod up in the best holding water on the Colorado, so don't be too shocked to pull a few or even several fish out of the same hole, and keep working a stretch over even if you don't tie into fish right away.

Report Updated On: 11/15/2015
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