Fishing Season: Year Round

Colorado River - CO

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Fly Fishing Outfitters's Tip of the Week

The lower Colorado is a very good winter trout fishery. Nymphing and dead drifting streamers.

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Map of Colorado River

Water Flow Data

5-Day Outlook as of 2/26/24

El Nino has made for a mild winter temperature wise. The rivers are all ice free and open. Conditions are very good on the lower Colorado.

Techniques & Tips as of 2/26/24

Nymphing, Streamers, eggs and Midges in deeper slower runs.

Local Species Available Year Round

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Fly Fishing Outfitters's Recommended Fly Patterns

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

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Micro Nuke Egg Peach/Chart/Pink 14-18
I Can See It Midge Fly Black 20-24
Bead Head Brassie™ Olive 12-16
TH Duracell Jig N/A 14-16
Sulpinator/Scuplzilla Olive/Back/Brown 4-6
Croston's Jig Leech Olive/Brown/Black 12-16
Tactical Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Jig natural 10-16
Micro Egg Chart/Peach/Pink 12-16
Poison Tungsten Purple 18-22
Pardigon Black/Purple 16-20

Micro Nuke Egg

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Fly Fishing Outfitters's Recommended Gear

Description: About Colorado River

A beautiful stretch of water that begins near Kremmling and flows down stream 40 plus miles to Dotsero. Tons of float and wade access available. A great stretch of river if you are looking to get away from the crowds and maybe do the camp/fish thing. This stretch has some of the states best Gold Medal water. We have have access to private put-ins and take-outs on this stretch of the famous Colorado.

Nearest Airport:

Eagle County Regional Airport


Midges eggs Streamers Jig Leeches

Best Time to Fish:

Late morning until dark

Best Stretch:

Dotsero area and below Glenwood springs

Best Access:

over 75 miles of access!