River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 2030 cfs
River Statistics:
»Glenwood Springs
Current:   2030 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   2040 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   2030 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   2010 cfs
Gage Height:   4.24 ft

Pumphouse
Current:   1270 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   1220 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   1140 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   1120 cfs
Gage Height:   6.14 ft

Though the flows have remained well below historic levels this spring and early summer, the fishing has remained very solid! Dry droppers have replaced nymph rigs and bang banging streamers have replaced deep dead drifted retrieves. Crowds have been heavy on the weekends but that is nothing new on this famous stretch of river. Pumphouse to Radium has been the go to for guides on their days off. Lower sections like Two Bridges and Catamount have been really good caddis hatches and streamer fishing. Girdle bugs, 2 bit hookers, soft hackle p-tails, epoxy golden stones, squirmy worms, leeches, electric caddis, caddis pupa, iron sally, and split foam PMD are all flies you should have in your box if your headed down there. Black and white streamers have been a blast. Yellow and olive have been good too. PMD's are coming off strong midday and if you find a pod of rising fish a para-extended PMD #16 will do the trick. If they are getting picky on you, a Sparkle Dun PMD #16 should be a great supplement. Big foamy, bushy dries up top, with about 3.5 feet to the girdle bug, to your favorite dropper (p-tail, blue poison tung, worm) about 12-16 inches away would be my first rig. Streamer fishing has been lights out so don't forget your meat locker. Dungeons, sculpzillas, sparkle minnows, and drunk and disorderly's all doing their part.

Report Updated On: 06/25/2018
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