At this point, the Middle Colorado is largely out of commission given that much of the water is iced over. While you will likely find the occasional open run in areas with extended sun exposure, it is in your best interest to fish elsewhere. There are a number of great tailwater options within the vicinity that are fishing well and are productive year round. If you are dead set on fishing here, go with small and simple midge patterns paired with traditional searchers and attractors for the best results. Be cautious when approaching the water and don’t test your luck on the ice.