River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 2310 cfs
River Statistics:
»Glenwood Springs
Current:   2310 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   2330 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   2430 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   2360 cfs
Gage Height:   4.43 ft

Pumphouse
Current:   1210 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   1230 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   1220 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   1220 cfs
Gage Height:   5.89 ft

Depending on the weather, the flows on the Radi have leveled out and expect fishing to be very consistent for the coming month. Terrestrials are showing themselves more and more. As the hatches start to fade off and we transition into that pre-fall season, hoppers, beetles and ants will be on the meal ticket. It's dry-dropper time with the majority of fish sitting in feeding lanes and right off the banks. Anytime you find some textured water, look for the fishing to be on. Fish can be found in riffles and runs, back eddies, deep runs and along the bank. Basically everywhere you think there is a fish, there is probably one there. A larger foam attractor up top, #12-8 is a good range to stay in, with a larger stonefly nymph dropped off 2 1/2 - 3 feet and if you're feeling froggy drop either a PMD or Yellow Sally nymph off that. General attractor nymphs are working well too. A few fish are looking up and will eat a big dry! Double or single dry fly fishing has been very fun too. Caddis and hoppers will be you best bet for eats. Size down a bit, 14-16 for these dry rigs, for more consistent eats. Fishing drop-offs proved to be very effective. Fishing a stonefly in the faster water was loads of fun as well. Bigger browns were smoked off the bank a few time as well. Getting the fly as close as possible to the bank worked best if you put the flies above a shadow, below willows or along a rock wall. Streamer fishing was lights out as well. Letting the fly sink before stripping it in had more follows than stripping it right away. White was the color for us, but I think it is more of a confidence thing. White, olive and black seem to be go to's on the upper C. As the day wears on caddis was hot. Throwing either a single dry or double caddis dry rig is great fun. Lots of looks and some awesome takes! Flows are in a good place for float fishing. Lots of traffic up there on the weekends both guide trips and pleasure rafters. The wind has been picking up later in the day so a morning float is better suited for the fly angler. If you can out wait the crowds and wind, evening fishing has been stellar as well, when the fish really start to key in on the caddis. Get up there!

Report Updated On: 08/20/2017
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