Colorado River Fishing Report (Glenwood Springs-Rifle)

Colorado River Fishing Report (Glenwood Springs-Rifle)
March 6, 2024 manager
In River Reports

Colorado River –

Flow: 1,330 cfs/Glenwood Springs

Conditions: Fifth-Season! The lower elevation waters of the Colorado awaken first at this time of year. Midge hatches are daily occurrences now with good fishing following suit. We’re at the very front-end of the BWO hatch too. Random BWOs are being seen here and there but nothing in the way of a true, fishable hatch quite yet. By the end of the month, the BWOs will become the dominate hatch. Overcast days always yield the best fishing at this time of year so don’t fret if the weather isn’t playing nice. Stonefly and caddis nymphs are becoming increasingly important and serve as great attractor patterns. Streamer fishing is still slow but picking up a little bit with the warmer weather. Feel free to call us for daily river conditions 970.963.5741


Dries: Griffiths Gnat, CDC Midge Adult, Trailing Shuck Midge Adult, Stillborn Midge, 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, Foam Wing RS2, Polywings, Foam Wing Emergers, EuroFlash Black, Micro Mayfly Black, 2Bits

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