Crystal River Report

Crystal River Report
May 11, 2023 manager
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Crystal River –

Flow: 979 cfs/Redstone, 1350 cfs/Carbondale

Conditions: Currently high and discolored. We will undoubtedly have an amazing summer of fishing this year with the abundance of snow pack! July and especially August and September will be banner months on the Crystal! No worries about low water or high water temps this year – we can’t wait! Like most freestone rivers at this time of year, extended cold snaps in the weather may aid in clearing the river, momentarily providing a fishing window. The upper river is clear but access is still limited due to the abundance of snow. Look for the best flies to be smaller attractor nymph patterns or smaller streamers. In general, better fishing can be had elsewhere in the Valley right now (Frying Pan and upper Roaring Fork rivers). As always, feel free to give us a call for daily river conditions at 970.963.5741