Fishing Season: Year Round

Colorado River - CO

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


Breckenridge Outfitters's Tip of the Week

Baetis, Two Bit Hooker, Chocolate RS2, Zebra midges, Leeches

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Map of Colorado River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 5/13/24

Water levels are rising steadily as the weather warms up.

Techniques & Tips as of 5/13/24

Nymphing will be most effective.

Local Species Available Year Round

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Breckenridge Outfitters's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
English Pheasant Tail black 14-18
Rojo Midge red, black 18-24
RS2 Olive, Gray, brown 20-24
TH Zebra Midge black, red, olive 20-24
Pat's Rubber Legs Black/Brown 10-12
Slump Buster Black/Natural/Olive 6-8
WD-40 Black/Olive/brown 20-24
Woolly Bugger black, olive, brown 12
JuJu red, zebra 20-24
Egg pattern tan,orange, yellow 12-14

English Pheasant Tail

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Breckenridge Outfitters's Recommended Gear

Description: About Colorado River

The upper Colorado River is one of the most picturesque rivers in Colorado to fish. The river is lined with cottonwood trees, providing shelter for Bald Eagles. The riffles, runs and deep pools that the upper Colorado River boasts hold very large wild Browns and Rainbows. The Colorado is a classic freestone that fishes well through out the year. The William's Fork, near Parshall, CO, feeds the Colorado, which keeps the river open year round. The hatches you will see on the Upper Colorado are Stones, Caddis, Mayflies, Midges

Nearest Airport:

Kremmling, Eagle, DIA



Best Time to Fish:

11am to 2pm

Best Stretch:

Williams Fork

Best Access:

Pumphouse for walk and wading or up into Gore Canyon. Higher up into Breeze, Paul Gilbert, or Lone Buck has been good as well.