Colorado River 2018-05-01T04:12:46+00:00


Colorado River

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.


  • Biot CDC BWO #18

  • Rainbow warrior #18

  • Redemption BWO #18

  • SH Pheasant Tail #16-20

  • San Juan Worms (Red, Purple, Pink & Brown) #12

Report Date: April 28th, 2018

The Colorado has been a sleeper fishery. Those in the know have been having some fun and keeping it hush. Double streamer rigs through the canyon and below the canyon flats are a must. Stick to fishing the Pumphouse stretch with eggs, worms and small BWO’s. Don’t forget that dry fly stick for below the hot tub above Radium. It’s not just dinkers eating on the surface.  The spawn has started so please please please STAY OFF THE REDDS and watch where you walk!

Colorado River Access Points

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