Guide Tip: Try using an Pats Rubber Leg as an attractor this time of year. With warmer temps the stonefles will be moving a bit. It's also a weighted pattern so it will help the flies get to the desired area.
Hatches: BWOs, Midges, Stoneflies
NYMPHS: Pat's Rubber Legs Blk/Brw 6-10, Frenchie 18-20, Rainbow Warrior Black/Pearl 18-22, Tung Rubber Leg Hares Ear 10-16, Iron Lotus 16-18, Barr Emerger 18-22, BWO Magic Fly 18-22, RS2 Black/Olive 18-22, Juju Baetis 18-22, Flash Worm 16, Squirmy Worm 14
DRIES: Renegade 18-22,Hackle Stacker 18-22, Extended Body BWO 18-22, Adams Parwulff or BWO Parawullf #18, Sprout BWO 18-22 ** PRO TIP (try ginking up a barr emerger and throw it behind a sz 16 para adams.)
STREAMERS: Home Invaders, Leadeye Bugger Black, Autumn Splendor, Cheech Leech, Barely Legal, Gonga, Baby Gonga
The Colorado River originates in Rocky Mountain National Park. We generally fish the sections from Gore Canyon to the town of Rifle bridge. The Colorado is generally a wider and slower river with some faster canyon stretches and excellent hatches and beautiful scenery along the river corridor. The sections below Glenwood Springs are the first to be available in the early season for float fishing. As the spring gives way to summer the focus shifts from Glenwood Springs and Dotsero, upstream to State Bridge and just below Gore Canyon and the Pumphouse boat launch. The Colorado offers more remote stretches of water and a slower pace to the day with an opportunity to view wildlife and unique geology along the way.Select the updated graph for a larger version.
The fishing on the Colorado is good every month of the year. We provide Guided Fishing Trips Daily, even throughout the winter. Let us show you some tips to catching fish by hiring a guide for the day.