Crystal River Fishing Report

Crystal River Fishing Report
April 15, 2024 manager
In River Reports

Crystal River –

Flow: 287 cfs/Redstone, 378 cfs/Carbondale

Conditions: Spring has sprung – the Crystal has variable water conditions dependent on the weather. Cool spells can yield windows of fishable conditions. One can expect the usual spring BWO, caddis and stonefly hatches. Of course, the worm and streamer bite can be good at times too. As the waters continue to rise with spring runoff, look for any pockets of soft water to hold fish. In general, better fishing can be had on the Upper Roaring Fork and Frying Pan rivers right now.

As always, feel free to give us a call for daily river conditions at 970.963.5741



Dries: Quill Body BWO Para, Sparkledun BWO, No Hackle BWO, Roy’s Special Emerger, Ginger Variants, Egg Laying Caddis, Stimi’s, Chubby Chernobyls

Nymphs: San Juan Worms, Flashtail Mini Eggs, 20Inchers, Pats Rubberlegs, Jig Prince, Jig Breadcrust, Electric Caddis, Tung PTs, Rainbow Warriors

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