River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 12000 cfs
River Statistics:
»Glenwood Springs
Current:   12000 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   12000 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   12600 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   12000 cfs
Gage Height:   7.79 ft

Current:   3580 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   3590 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   3520 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   3270 cfs
Gage Height:   9.71 ft

Flows steadily rose on the Colorado up until about 5 days ago, making the fishing tougher with lots of off-color water. The flows have maintained between 3000 and 4000 CFS the past 5 days, which has likely improved clarity somewhat. There have been some solid reports coming from the Hot Sulphur Springs area, as well as the Pumhouse section; everyone is seeming to find that a Girdle Bug/ Worm combo fished under an indicator is the ticket to success. Caddis have also been present and on the menu, and will become more of a staple as the water begins to drop and clarity improves. The Salmon Fly hatch has mostly come to a close for the year, although you may still see a stray every now and again in the upper reaches of the river. With the water on the higher side, fish are really sticking to the banks, and most of your eats will likely come 5 feet or less from the near bank. This means that you should not only avoid wading because it's dangerous at these flows, but also because you'll be standing on top of all the fish the second you step foot in the water! Don't be afraid to fish some big tippet in the Rado right now- 2x will get just as many eats as 5x, and you'll sacrifice a lot less flies to the underwater snags and jams. In addition to nymphing, throwing Streamers can also be downright deadly good this time of year- work the banks and soft water with something big, flashy, and articulated... and hang on tight!!! Sparkle Minnows are a shop favorite for this river year round, but some of our newer streamers such as the Drunk & Disorderly, Schmidt Viking, and Cheech's Leech have all been doing more than their fair share. Note: If you plan on floating the Collie, be advised that there is a sunken drift boat between the Yarmony Rapid and Rancho del Rio that has created a new hydraulic. Keep an eye out and give your boat a good distance!

Report Updated On: 06/12/2017
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