Colorado River Fishing Report (Glenwood-Rifle)

Colorado River Fishing Report (Glenwood-Rifle)
August 24, 2023 manager
In River Reports

Colorado River –

Flow: 2,390 cfs/Glenwood Springs

Conditions: She’s a fishing! Those dedicated to the hopper/chubby are reporting anywhere from a few bites to more than a few bites depending on the day and the wind. Good flies to hang below have included #14-18 perdigons, bullets, jig rainbow warriors, jig princes.  Most of us prefer the less snaggy jig versions of tried and true patterns. The streamer fishing has been fair during early mornings and late afternoons under cloud cover. It’s a far cry from the streamer fishing of November but can be fun nonetheless at times. Anglers shouldn’t expect easy fishing; you earn every fish caught here but the rewards are often larger fish and less pressure. Feel free to call us for daily river conditions 970.963.5741


Dries: Caddis Variant Ginger, Foam Elk Hair Caddis, Rubberleg Stimi’s, Renegades, Tarantulas, Para Hopper, Chubby Chernobyls, Juicy Hopper, PantyDrop Hop, PMD Flag Dun, Rusty Spinner, Flying Ant

Nymphs: Pat’s Rubberlegs, Poxybiot Golden Stone, BH Yellow Sally, PT Soft Hackle, Soft Hackle Prince, CDC Red CJs, Guides Hares Ear, Perdigons, Bullets, Halfback PMD, Swiss Straw Emerger, PTs

Streamers: Rusty Trombones, Mini Dungeons, Gongas, Sculpzillas