If you’re a weekend warrior, bless your heart. The Colorado has been packed full of fisherman and float tubers. Best time to fish the Upper C are weekdays as you can avoid the crowds a little bit. With that being said, the fish have responded well to the large crowds and have been feeding on smaller mayflies and midges.

A few sporadic PMD hatches have been seen coming off mid day and the fish have taken note. Your size 18 PMDs have been producing fish along with the smaller BWO and midge patterns. Tiny and shiny is a good rule of thumb. Biot PMDs, and Redemption BWOs have been producing good fish. Not a bad time to be wading or floating the Colorado.


  • Galloup’s Dungeon Black
  • #18-22 Baetis Lite Olive
  • #16-18 Tungsten Quill Body Baetis Dark
  • #20 Sprout BWO
  • #16 Egg Roe Orange
  • #16-18 Two Bit Hooker Olive

Report Date:  Nov 18th, 2019

The weather has cleared and the bite is on. For the next couple of week you will have great conditions for your late fall float trips. The big fish are definitely showing themselves. Fish are still spawning but there are a great number that are actively feeding. Side note the ducks are flying so dont be surprised if you here a few shotgun blasts on the river I’m still seeing huge hatches of bwo’s and midges (#22-24) on the lower sections all the way down to silt. So not a bad idea to throw some dries on warmer days in the afternoon. Again Please watch out for spawning redds and don’t fish to actively spawning fish.  Feel free to stop by the shop or give us a call for more detailed information.    


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