River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 5240 cfsCurrent Temp: 59°F 
River Statistics:
»Glenwood Springs
Current:   5240 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   5180 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   4840 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   4630 cfs
Gage Height:   5.83 ft

Pumphouse
Current:   1660 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   1610 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   1560 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   1600 cfs
Gage Height:   6.76 ft

Runoff has begun on the Rado, and flows are coming up steady. The visibility is minimal right now, so fish bigger, flashier bugs and size up your tippet to 2x and 3x. Large Stoneflies trailing worms is a go-to rig this time of year; my ideal set up would be a Girdle Bug and a Squirmy Worm under an indicator. Be sure to add plenty of weight until you're tapping bottom, and focus on the softer water in deep pools and along the banks where fish can get away from the high water. The streamer bite has been fantastic with the off-color water, especially on the cloudier days when the fish are more willing to chase the fly. White is a good color for streamers, and don't be afraid to throw flashy articulated flies like Sparkle Minnows or Cheech's Leeches. Floating has been good, but check the flows before you go and be sure you're prepared for any rapids or whitewater you'll be hitting. If you're wading, focus on the higher stretches towards Hot Sulpher Springs- there's lots of good wade access up there!

Report Updated On: 05/16/2017
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