Colorado River Fishing Report (Glenwood-Rifle)

Colorado River Fishing Report (Glenwood-Rifle)
October 26, 2023 manager
In River Reports

Colorado River –

Flow: 2,140 cfs/Glenwood Springs

Conditions: Fall is here and the fishing is righteous! Whenever a summertime client asks us when the best fishing is, we always reply with November or March. November is the month for spawning browns and whitefish which makes the skittle (egg) bite as good as it gets. At times, they outfish anything else and fish will move feet to eat them. Speaking of moving feet – the streamer fishing has really picked up this past week too. Due to recent stockings of 6-10″ rainbows, the better streamer bite has been using larger flies to eliminate the abundance of small fish. Rising fish are frequent during the afternoon BWO hatch if you know where to look. Again, the hardest part is often finding the larger fish right now. Want to spoil yourself? Book a float trip with one of our experienced guides this November. Feel free to call us for daily river conditions 970.963.5741


Dries: Roy’s Special Emerger, Wild Turkey Emerger, Klinkhammer, Para Wulff, Quill Body Baetis, Sparkledun BWO

Nymphs: Pat’s Rubberlegs, Zirdles, Flashtail Eggs, Jiggy Egg, Bullets, PTs, RS2s, Biot Emergers, Mayhems, Polywings, Foam Wing Emergers, EuroFlash Black, Micro Mayfly Black, 2Bits

Streamers: Dungeons, Gongas, Sculpzillas, Thin Mints, Sculpilicious, Sculpzilla, Skully Buggers, Clousers