Fishing Report For: Colorado River
March 1st. 2024

One of the most famous river in the state, the Colorado River, is also probably the most diverse fishery as well. The section of the Colorado we fish and guide starts above the town of Kremmling and extends to the Rifle area west of Glenwood Springs – roughly 80 plus miles of floatable and wadeable river.

Many miles of the upper Colorado make its way through some of the most scenic areas in the entire country and can only be accessed by boat or hiking in. Large Browns and Rainbows as well as some native Colorado River Cutthroats inhabit this majestic river.

The Colorado is a great terrestrial river during the warmer Summer months when big fish are looking for a grasshopper falling from the banks. Spring and Fall are Streamer seasons on the “C”, that’s when we like to throw large double streamer rigs on 6 – 7wt rods for the big Pre-spawn Browns in fall and Rainbows in spring.

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3/1/2024 Thanks to the El Nino winter we have had great winter great winter fishing conditions on the lower Colorado river. We have had warmer than average temperatures, that have opened a ton of access to all our rivers. The Colorado from Grizzly creek to Rifle is wide open and fishing is very good right now. We are doing float trips on the lower C and the trout are chasing Streamers already. The March Brown and Blue Winged Olives are hatching early this year.  

Nymphs: Barr Emerger BWO #16-22, Quill Jigs #16-18, Eggs, Zebra Midges #18-22, Poison Tungstens #18-22, RS-2 #20-24, Purple Pardigons #16-20, Pheasant Tails #18-22. Jig Leeches #12-16

Dries:, Griffith’s gnats #20-24. I can See It Midge #20-22. Adult Midge #20-22

Streamers: (#16-22) Tequily (#2-6) Mongrel Meat(#2) Cheech Leach(#2) Sex Dungeon’s Olive, Black, Purple #2-4, Gaiski’s Jig Leech (#12-16) Buggers White, Black, Olive live #8-12 Autumn Splendor #4-8 and any other big ass streamers you can think of.

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