Fishing Season: April-October

Rio Grande - CO

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

58

Rio Grande Angler's Tip of the Week

We are now closed for the season. We will reopen in April of 20/20 Thanks for Your Business!! Be aware of COVID-19 restrictions! Be safe!

Directions open in app

Map of Rio Grande

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Broadacres Ranch

5-Day Outlook as of 5/14/20

We are now closed for the season. We will reopen in April of 20/20 Thanks for Your Business!!

Techniques & Tips as of 5/14/20

We are now closed for the season. We will reopen in April of 20/20 Thanks for Your Business!!

Current Conditions as of 5/14/20

We are now closed for the season. We will reopen in April of 20/20 Thanks for Your Business!!

Local Species Available April-October

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    Trout

Rio Grande Angler's Recommended Fly Patterns

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

Name: Colors: Size(s):
TH 20 Incher tan 10
Tunghead Marabou Muddler tan 8
Pale Morning Dun Thorax N/A 12
Schroeder's Parachute Hopper olive 10
Elk Wing Caddis olive 14
Tunghead Stonefly black 8

TH 20 Incher

Big trout can't resist these deadly stonefly nymphs.

Rio Grande Angler's Recommended Gear

Description: About Rio Grande

Head waters of the Rio Grande River. This is a freestone river with an abundance of large bugs, including stoneflies, drakes and blizzard caddis hatches during the early summer. Late summer sees pmd's and terrestrials. Most of the river consists of riffle/ runs and pocket water (traditional western river). There is approximately 90 miles of fishable trout water beginning at the headwaters 30 miles above Creede, Colorado continuing downstream to Del Norte, Colorado. Approximately 50% of this water is public with the lower 20 miles being gold metal waters. Plenty of public put-in's for boater, with the floating season normally lasting from mid April thru July.

Nearest Airport:

Alamosa, Co.

Hatches:

caddis and terrestrials

Best Time to Fish:

10-3

Best Stretch:

creede down stream

Best Access:

coller