Crystal River Fishing Report

Crystal River Fishing Report
October 26, 2023 manager
In River Reports

Crystal River –

Flow: 58 cfs/Redstone, 98 cfs/Carbondale

Conditions: Fall is here and fishing has picked back up with November yielding the best fishing of autumn. BWOs are the main hatch along with a smattering of midges. Look for the best fishing to take place in the afternoons and evenings as the morning hours are chilly. The water is low and clear at this time of year thus being as stealthy as possible pays big dividends. Egg patterns are always a must-have in November as this is THE month for the brown trout and whitefish spawn. The streamer bite has been good too. Just be sure to stick to smaller patterns like buggers and pine squirrel leeches for the best results. As always, feel free to give us a call for daily river conditions at 970.93.5741


Dries: Quill Body BWO Para, Sparkledun BWO, No Hackle BWO, Roy’s Special Emerger, Griffith Gnats, Zelon Midge, Stillborn Midge

Nymphs: Eggs, Jig Rainbow Warrior, Glass Bullets, RS2s, Mayhem Midge, 2Bits, Killer Mayfly, Pheasant Tails

Streamers: Slump Busters, Thin Mints, Sculpzillas, PSLs, Skully Bugger, Royal Coachman Bucktail, Mickey Finn