River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 5720 cfs
River Statistics:
»Glenwood Springs
Current:   5720 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   5610 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   5660 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   5910 cfs
Gage Height:   5.99 ft

Current:   1770 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   1830 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   1880 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   1920 cfs
Gage Height:   6.98 ft

The upper Colorado is pretty iced up at this time of the year in January, so as a rule the stuff down below Glenwood Springs and below the Roaring Fork confluence is going to offer the best fishing. Midges are the primary thing on the menu for these fish in January and February, with patterns like the classic Zebra midge, mercury black beauty, miracle midge, red midge larva, black biot soft hackle midge, and the list goes on and on, pulling in fish. Small streamers can still get some chases under the right conditions too; try small mini gongas, mini dungeons, sculpzillas, and that sort of thing. It might be tempting to think about hiking into the Williams Fork tailwater, but it'd be a gnarly trek due to ice and heavy snowpack.

Report Updated On: 01/07/2020
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