River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 1520 cfs
River Statistics:
»Glenwood Springs
Current:   1520 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   1530 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   1530 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   1560 cfs
Gage Height:   3.89 ft

Pumphouse
Current:   513 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   506 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   513 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   513 cfs
Gage Height:   4.27 ft

The recent bump in flows below Green Mountain Reservoir has brought some cold clean water to the upper stretches of our namesake river. Dry fly fishing has been fantastic! Dry-droppers, double dry and single dry rigs are the go to. A variety of mayflies, PMD's, quills, tricos, golden stones, caddis, tons of terrestrials, and the occasional drake are the main bugs popping off from Pumphouse down. The parachute adams has been catching a lot of fish as of late, #18-12. Even though the flows have bumped, CPW has enacted a voluntary closure from State Bridge down to Rifle. Streamers are always a go to down here, black sex dungeons, goldies, sparkle minnows, and mini Drunk and Disorderlys all part of the buffet down there. Big foamy Chubby Chernobyl, Chernobyl Ant, Barretts Golden Stone, or PMX in yellow with a stone or golden stone imitation tied 3-3 1/2 feet below on 3x. If you are feeling crazy another smaller baetis imitation, san juan worm, caddis pupa or midge can be tied 12-16" off the larger stonefly on 4 or 5x. Fishing the softer edges, just of the drop off, behind structure and on the tail outs of runs are all holding lanes for these feisty browns. Water Temperatures have stayed below 70 since the bump of flows which is keeping the fish happy and the bugs moving. Per usual, weekend crowds have been tough, the earlier the better. Or...a tip was just whispered in my ear that the streamer bite has been lights out from Pumphouse down the last 2 hours of light. Bang the banks! A double dry fly rig late in the day has been really fun as well. Putting the flies inches off the bank is the ticket to getting these fish to commit. Stimi/caddis, small chubby/caddis, or hippie stomper/para adams combos have been my go to's! See you up there!

Report Updated On: 08/12/2018
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