Colorado statewide fishing report and conditions – June 17, 2022

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Published Friday, June 17, 2022

Conditions Report - Metro Denver Area

Aurora Reservoir

This 762-acre impoundment is located off E. Quincy Avenue, two miles east of E-470. Open to boating. Electric trolling motors only. As of 6/12/2022, Trout fishing from shore is fair to good using power bait. Boaters have reported fair to good success trolling with crawlers and Rapalas for trout. Walleye fishing is fair to good using drop shots with leeches/crawlers and bottom bouncers. Some reports of smallmouth being caught off the points using jigs. For more information call 303-326-8425. Park Hours for June 5:00am-9:30pm. Restricted to electric motors only. 
Aurora Reservoir

Chatfield Reservoir

This 1,356-acre impoundment is located in Chatfield State Park. As of 5/13/2022, Anglers are reporting good fishing for walleye near drop offs, roadbeds, or any other types of structure. The Smallmouth/Largemouth bite has slowed down and anglers have been most successful with worms and jigs near the North Ramp area. Trout fishing is reported as good with success on worms, dough baits and spoons. Water temperatures have been around 55*F with 3-4' water clarity. The current water level is 5433'
Chatfield Reservoir

Cherry Creek Reservoir

This 881-acre impoundment is located in Cherry Creek State Park, in Aurora. There are two entrances to the park, the east entrance off S. Dayton St. and the west entrance off S. Parker Rd. As of 5/26/2022, East Boat Ramp Open 7 Days a week from 6 AM to 10 PM West Boat Ramp Open Friday through Sunday 6 AM to 10 PM. (West Boat Ramp will remain closed Monday through Thursday). Due to limited staffing Decontaminations are available 8 AM to 8 PM, 7 Days a week 
Cherry Creek Reservoir

Standley Lake

There is NO ICE FISHING PERMITTED at Standley Lake. Please call ahead prior to heading to the reservoir to get up-to-date lake and shoreline fishing conditions. Contact park staff at 303-425-1097. 
Standley Lake

Quincy Reservoir

As of 6/16/2022, Trout fishing is slow to fair using spoons and flies. Bass fishing is fair to good using soft plastics and top water lures. Restricted to artificial flies and lures only. Electric motors only and only hand launched watercraft permitted. Vehicles and trailers are not permitted in the water. June Park Hours: 5:00am-9:30pm. For more information call 303-326-8424. 
Quincy Reservoir

Conditions Report - Northeast Colorado

Eleven Mile Reservoir

As of 6/15/2022, Anglers Covey Reports "11 Mile reservoir has been fishing great recently... If you can bear the massive wind. We have had a very windy spring/early summer. Look for some days coming up with less wind. The pike bite is picking up as the spawn continues. The buffalo midges are hatching in droves right now and Callebaetis are starting to hatch as well. 11 Mile has turned the corner on shore fishing. While there is still some opportunity from the bank, it looks like some type of watercraft would be the preferred way to fish the mile. Trout are cruising at various depths in search of food. The key is being mobile until you find them. This is a great time to get out in your belly boats, kayaks, or boats. Boats are allowed and only the north boat ramp is open at this time. Be cautious in any watercraft in South Park on windy days, but especially 11 mile. The Pike are starting to spawn and this is a great time to start targeting them. Focus on cover, transition zones, or anywhere there will be some substrate. The weather will be very nice this week but there will be storm chances every afternoon. 11 mile can be downright scary during a storm, especially if you are in watercraft. Plan to start early and leave early. Fly Patterns: Egg patterns-pink, orange, red, chartreuse #8-16, Squirrel leeches-black, brown #10-16, Radiant mini leeches-black, brown #12-18, Balanced leeches, rust, purple, black #8-12, Chironomids- black, red, brown #14-18, Wooly buggers-black, brown, olive, yellow #6-12, Scuds- Green, pink and orange #10-16 Streamers- Thin mInts, Gongas, game changers, barely legals, and smaller articulated patterns." Anglers Covey, https://anglerscovey.com/
Eleven Mile Reservoir

Boyd Lake

As of 5/12/2022, park staff reports the lake is OPEN to boating. ADA Accessible Fishing Pier- CLOSED WATER TEMPERATURE: the surface is mid-50'sdegF Reported by Type of Fish: GRADE; Lures Reported Used; Location Reported. Trout: FAIR; Worms, Mealworms, Spinner, Woolly buggers; Pumphouse, Lakewide Walleye: SLOW, middle of lake ***Reminder - No fishing from marina slips or docks (next to is okay but can't use them in any way.***?
Boyd Lake

North Sterling Reservoir

As of 3/26/2022, No Recent Report. The Inlet is ON and the Outlet is OFF. North Sterling Reservoir is currently OPEN to boating. Water levels are about 5ft from full and rising. Elks boat ramp is OPEN South Ramp is CLOSED - Off season Please keep a lookout for possible floating debris, and always be aware that unmarked hazards may exist. If debris or hazards are discovered, please notify park staff. Before boating, check that your vessel has all of the required safety items onboard. Contact the park for the latest conditions at 970-522-3657.
North Sterling Reservoir

Barr Lake

As of 4/8/2022 park staff reports, The lake is approaching our full level, and trout were stocked earlier this month. Shore fishing is accessible from the boat ramp area and fishing pier. 
Barr Lake

Cheesman Canyon

As of 6/15/2022, Angler's Covey reports, "The low flows continue in the Cheesman/Deckers corridor. In fact, we have been told that these flows will persist into July. Yikes... Fish will now be concentrated in deeper runs. The feeding may vary day to day just because of the high angling pressure and low water. It's a bug factory right now with midges, BWO's, and some Caddis and yellow sallies hatching. Fishing is technical as usual. Sight fishing is our preferred method. Small bugs and light tippet are the standard year round in the canyon, but will be especially important in low flows. Midges, caddis, and BWOs are all taking fish. Don't be afraid to include larger food offerings such as leeches, scuds, caddis larva, worms, and cranefly larva. Fish are keying in hard on midge and baetis imitations both subsurface and on top of the water. The caddis action is picking up. Midges seem to always be important here so be sure to fish them. Look for good BWO action on cloudy days, and the caddis have been getting more active on sunny days and in the evenings. The weather will be great this week with a big warm up into the weekend. There are decent rain chances every day, so thats really good news. Cheesman has been getting busier in recent weeks. Remember this: If you arrive and there are no spots left in the parking lot, don't park on the road. You will get a ticket! RECOMMENDED PATTERNS NYMPHS Sparkle pupa, #16-18, Caddis Candy-#14-16, Mayer's Mini leach in black or brown #14-18, Orange or olive UV Scuds #14-16, San Juan Worms all colors #12, Miracle Midge #18-24, Top Secret Midge #20-24, Flux Capacitors, Black Beauties #20-24, Blindside Midge black or grey, #20-22, Money Midge #20-22, Red Midge Larva #18-22, Mercury Midge #20-24, Rainbow Warriors #18-22 Jujubee Midge #18-26. Juan's Sniper Baetis #20-24, Juan's Jedi Master #20-24, Pheasant Tail #18-22, RS2 grey and black #18-22, Cheesman Emergers #20-22, Barr's PMD Emergers #16-18, Foam Back Emergers chocolate #20-22, Stalcups Baetis brown and olive #20-22 DRIES Mole Fly #20-24, Neils BWO #20-22, Almost Dun #20, Juans 180 Trico #20, Griffiths Gnat #20-26, Matts Midge #22-24, Vis-a-dun black #20-22 STREAMERS This is great time of year to pack the ole meat rod into the canyon. Work the slower water and tailouts for the opportunistic feeding fish. Baby Gongas, Mini Dungeons, lazer legals, and Butt Monkeys have been good. It's always good to have some dark and light patterns. Mix up your presentation and color offerings." Anglers Covey https://anglerscovey.com/
Cheesman Canyon

Antero Reservoir

As of 6/15/2022, Angler's Covey reports, "It's mid-June and Antero is fishing in typical form. This time of year we really start to see the bug life diversify and that brings many opportunities to anglers. The buffalo midges are hatching in droves right now and Callebaetis are already starting to become abundant. Shore fishing is still doable, but float tubers, kayakers and boaters will benefit more now with the fish spreading out. The fish are starting to venture out more into the lake and that will continue as the weeds start to grow. The boat ramps are open and kayak/float tuber anglers can launch from anywhere on the lake. The weather will be pretty warm the next few days with some wind (Big Surprise) Fish are feeding opportunistically all over the lake. Static nymphing and slow stripping chironomids, callebaetis, wooly buggers and leeches have been effective. Recommended Patterns: Scuds, orange, pink, and green #12-18, Egg patterns #14-16, Mayers Radiant jig mini leach, black, brown, Wooly buggers-brown, black, purple, olive #6-12, #14-16, Squirrel leaches, black, brown, olive #14-16, Chironomids-red, black #14-20, Zebra midge-black & red, #16-20, Balanced leaches, red, black, purple, green #10-16. Callebaetis nymphs #16. Streamers: Stay to the rule of muted colors on bright days and flashier colors on cloudy days. The streamer bite should greatly improve as the water temps slowly warm. " Angler's Covey https://anglerscovey.com/
Antero Reservoir

Bear Creek Lake

As of 4/8/2022, anglers report trout fishing is fair using spoons, spinners and jigs.
Bear Creek Lake

Deckers - South Platte River

As of 4/4/2022, Angler's Covey reports, "The flows are stable at about 154 CFS. The fish are comfortable and have started to spread out a little more. We likely won't see any significant changes in the flows until downstream water demand increases. Be sure to watch the flows closely here and avoid fishing on days right when they raise or lower the flows. Water temps are starting to increase and this has engaged a lot more baetis activity. This week looks wonderful in the corridor weather-wise. This time of year is very exciting with fish starting to transition out of their winter metabolism. Mayflies and larger profiled midges are the preferred food sources. With the bigger flows, larger bugs are also a great idea. Scuds, leeches, worms, and crane fly larvae are all getting the attention of the fish. While midges are pretty much always the mainstay on this tailwater, the spring BWOs are getting more dominant. Be sure to have some baetis patterns on this time of year, particularly in the afternoons or on cloudy days. Depth, weight, and presentation are KEY right now, and midges are the name of the game. Look for the warmest parts of the day for the best feeding activity. Typically, smaller flies are the go to but don't be afraid to mix in some bigger attractor bugs with the standard "small stuff" right now. Leeches, scuds, and worms are all a good bet with these flow increases. The dry fly fishing is sporadic but should be increasing very soon. With the emergence of the BWOs, it's inevitable!" Flows: 172 CFS (4/7/2022) https://anglerscovey.com/
Deckers - South Platte River

Lon Hagler

As of 4/8/2022, anglers report fishing is fair to good using a variety of lures. Be sure to keep switching it up if you are not getting bites and cover as much water as you can.
Lon Hagler

Tarryall Reservoir

As of 6/15/2022, Anglers Covey reports, "Tarryall has been fishing decent. While this lake typically attracts more conventional anglers, it is a great fly fishing venue. Often overlooked amongst Spinney and Antero, this lake does have a good trout population. This is a great location to walk the shorelines tossing hoppers. Chironomids, leaches, scuds, and streamers should be effective. The fish have started to transition out further into the lake. Some type of watercraft is ideal right now to access a lot of different areas of the lake. The weather will be very nice heading into the weekend. The river is currently at 85 cfs below the lake, and also 85 cfs above. If you can find public water these are great flows for Tarryall." Angler's Covey https://anglerscovey.com/
Tarryall Reservoir

Conditions Report - Southeast Colorado

Arkansas River - Leadville to Buena Vista

As of 6/16/2022, Braden Baker with Ark Anglers writes, "The upper Arkansas is in great shape as flows continue to recede, offering the best fishing conditions on the whole river, especially for wade anglers. This is an ideal wade fishing flow for Hayden Meadows and offer much easier access to areas like Granite and the rocky shoreline down through the Numbers and Railroad Bridge. At these higher flows expect fish to move out of the fastest water into velocity shelters where they can hold/feed at a relaxed pace without expending much energy. Try to find areas with walking speed current along the banks, in pocket water, and in back eddys where deflection and friction slow the water down. Hayden Meadows will offer fish holding in much of the riffled water when food is available. Larger leader material is a good idea; anything smaller than 3x or 4x is unneccessary at the moment. Dark, high contrast streamers and nymphs will probably be your best option to stand out in the off-color water, but as clarity returns more realistic golden stonefly and yellow sally nymphs are going to become more effective. Before summertime hatches really take over, expect good success on bread and butter attractor nymphs like prince nymph, copper johns, pheasant tails, etc. to be just the kind of suggestive, buggy option that fish will be interested in here. Dry-dropper fishing is extremely effective on the upper river from this point forward, as the conditions of early summer make for opportunistic, competitive, aggressive feeding from our resident trout post-runoff and many fish will respond to attractor and terrestrial dry flies even during non-hatch periods. Our spring "Mother's Day" caddis hatch kicks back into gear after runoff in Hayden Meadows, so black foam Puterbaugh caddis and soft hackle caddis pupa should be in your box. By early July, green drakes begin hatching from Granite on up into Hayden Meadows and give more opportunity to tease fish to the surface with a large dry fly. We are seeing alpine lakes open slightly earlier than normal due to the sub-par snowpack and recent warm, windy weather. Call us for the most recent updates on specific areas!" ArkAnglers http://www.arkanglers.com/
Arkansas River - Leadville to Buena Vista

Lake Trinidad

As of 6/1/2022, The lake is at 757 surface acres with a surface elevation of 6187.10. Water level is decreasing slightly. Islands are have appeared and some hazards may not be marked. Shore fishermen were doing well catching trout on dough baits and worms. Boaters have reported varying conditions, trout have been the most reported catch. Smallmouth have been common as well. Walleye/Saugeye and perch are being caught more frequently. Water temp between 58-60 degrees. The boat ramp is open. Each vessel is required to have an inspection prior to each launch. Inspection hours are 6:00AM - 8:00PM daily.
Lake Trinidad

Arkansas River - Buena Vista to Salida

As of 6/16/2022, Braden Baker with Ark Anglers writes, "The river is beginning to clear as flows recede following our peak current of runoff and the next 4-6 weeks will offer some of the best fishing of the whole season. The river easily has 24" of clarity between Buena Vista and Salida and is improving quickly. The receding flows are making for much easier float fishing and wade fishing conditions and this weekend should offer excellent fishing opportunities in most areas of the river. If you've been on the fence about fishing, the time is NOW. Wading anglers are still advised to minimize their in-stream wading and focus on fishing from the banks due to the higher summer flows. At these levels expect fish to move out of the fastest water into velocity shelters where they can hold/feed at a relaxed pace without expending much energy. Try to find areas with walking speed current along the banks, in pocket water, and in back eddys where deflection and friction slow the water down. The water you might want to stand in is probably where you need to be casting. Larger leader material is a good idea; anything smaller than 3x is unneccessary. Dark, high contrast streamers and nymphs will probably be your best option to stand out in the off-color water. As the river clears, fish will begin responding to more realistic imitations of nymphs prior to summer stonefly and mayfly hatches. Yellow sallies and golden stoneflies will tee up in the coming days prior to their emergence, and these flies are excellent nymphs to prospect with in te higher summer flows. As we anticipate these coming summertime hatches, your tried and true attractor nymphs are going to be the go-to patterns in nymph and dry-dropper rigs; prince nymphs, pheasant tails, hare's ears, copper johns, etc. are the perfect, buggy, suggestive patterns to fish beneath a grasshopper or attractor dry fly right along the bank. Don't worry if you don't see fish rising; the higher flows usually allow us to tease fish to the surface on larger dry flies out of an opportunisitc, competitive response even in non-hatch periods. Tributaries are still a little swollen but are clear and very worthwhile as an alternative to the river for these seeking solitude. Mid and high elevation lakes are beginning to open and give opportunities in the high country. Most lakes are opening slightly earlier than normal due to the sub-par snowpack and recent warm weather." ArkAnglers http://www.arkanglers.com/
Arkansas River - Buena Vista to Salida

John Martin Reservoir

As of 4/8/2022, contact park staff for up-to-date conditions by calling (719) 829-1801 or by email: johnmartin.statepark@state.co.us.
John Martin Reservoir

Lake Pueblo

As of 4/8/2022, Lake Pueblo State Park boat ramps operating hours to adjust for summer. Operating hours for the boat ramps at Lake Pueblo State Park, the busiest park in Colorado, will adjust on April 1 to the summer schedule of 5 a.m. to midnight. Ramp hours coincide with the hours of operation for the mandatory inspection station for Aquatic Nuisance Species or ANS.  
Lake Pueblo

Willow Springs Pond

As of 4/8/2022, fishing is fair to good using a variety of lures. 
Willow Springs Pond

Arkansas River - Salida to Canon City

As of 6/16/2022, Braden Baker with Ark Anglers writes, "The river is beginning to clear as flows recede following our peak current of runoff and the next 4-6 weeks will offer some of the best fishing of the whole season. The river has about 12-18" of clarity below Salida and is improving and the upper river is already seeing a significant improvement in visibility. The receding flows are making for much easier float fishing and wade fishing conditions and this weekend should offer excellent opportunities in most areas of the river. If you've been on the fence about fishing, the time is NOW. Wading anglers are still advised to minimize their in-stream wading and focus on fishing from the banks due to the higher summer flows. At these levels expect fish to move out of the fastest water into velocity shelters where they can hold/feed at a relaxed pace without expending much energy. Try to find areas with walking speed current along the banks, in pocket water, and in back eddys where deflection and friction slow the water down. The water you might want to stand in is probably where you need to be casting. Larger leader material is a good idea; anything smaller than 3x is unneccessary. Dark, high contrast streamers and nymphs will probably be your best option to stand out in the off-color water. As the river clears, fish will begin responding to more realistic imitations of nymphs prior to summer stonefly and mayfly hatches. Yellow sallies and golden stoneflies will tee up in the coming days prior to their emergence, and these flies are excellent nymphs to prospect with in te higher summer flows. As we anticipate these coming summertime hatches, your tried and true attractor nymphs are going to be the go-to patterns in nymph and dry-dropper rigs; prince nymphs, pheasant tails, hare's ears, copper johns, etc. are the perfect, buggy, suggestive patterns to fish beneath a grasshopper or attractor dry fly right along the bank. Don't worry if you don't see fish rising; the higher flows usually allow us to tease fish to the surface on larger dry flies out of an opportunisitc, competitive response even in non-hatch periods. Tributaries are still a little swollen but are clear and very worthwhile as an alternative to the river for these seeking solitude. Mid and high elevation lakes are beginning to open and give opportunities in the high country. Most lakes are opening slightly earlier than normal due to the sub-par snowpack and recent warm weather." ArkAnglers http://www.arkanglers.com/
Arkansas River - Salida to Canon City

Conditions Report - Northwest Colorado

Vega Reservoir

As of 6/14/2022, Early Settlers and the Island boat ramps are open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fishing is excellent at this time with anglers reporting catching some nice trout in the 16 - 18 inch range, using power bait, worms and spinners.
Vega Reservoir

Harvey Gap

As of 4/23/2022, park staff reports, "People are still catching trout, several perch, and a few pike."
Harvey Gap

Rifle Gap

As of 4/8/2022, park staff reports, "Ice fishing season has ended at Rifle Gap."
Rifle Gap

Yampa River

As of 4/8/2022, park staff reports, "Anglers are finding success fishing slower moving water while the river is flowing slightly higher at the moment."
Yampa River

Blue River

As of 5/30/2022, Cutthroat Anglers reports, "The Blue's flows are at 60 cfs which is a decent flow to fish this tailwater. CPW freshly stocked the town sections with good sized rainbow trout. Streamers can be fun to try after they stock the river, but small bugs and fine tippet will be the name of the game for the foreseeable future. We are seeing a few baetis hatching, and midges as usual. A nymph rig with small natural imitations of Baetis and midges have been working well for us recently. Sight fishing is the name of the game here so if you dont see fish- keep moving. A tandem dry fly rig, featuring tiny midge or Baetis imitations as the second fly can also produce a few takes when fished to trout that seem to be looking up. RIVER FLOW: The Blue is around 60 cfs coming out of the bottom of the reservoir. WATER TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F): Right around the 40 degree mark. WATER CLARITY: You can expect the water to be crystal clear most of the time! However, things such as an increase in flows and increases in atmospheric temperatures may lead to stain in the water. Stain may also enter the system in the afternoons due to road melt runoff. CURRENT FOOD SOURCES: Mysis Shrimp | midges | small mayflies(BWO and PMD) | Yellow Sally nymphs | small caddis | leeches, smaller fish, worms etc." Cutthroat Anglers https://fishcolorado.com/
Blue River

Eagle River

As of 6/13/2022, Cutthroat Anglers report, "Runoff is in full swing on the Eagle River. With high flows and poor water clarity fish will be found tucked close to the bank or in any slower water structure. The fishing isn't the best right now but if you fish the upper stretches you might find some success. Nymphing big attractors like stoneflies, worms, and large caddis will be the ticket. The TDJ Golden Stone was our best producer on a recent float trip. Streamer fishing is also producing some exciting takes." RIVER FLOW(CUBIC FEET PER SECOND): Flows are around 2300 cfs at Walcott. WATER TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F): 45-55's WATER CLARITY: Above Walcott 2-3 feet. Below Walcott 1 foot CURRENT FOOD SOURCES: Worms | Stoneflies | Caddis | Baetis | Midge larva/ emergers/adults | small fish, leeches, etc. |" Cutthroat Anglers https://fishcolorado.com/
Eagle River

Lake John

As of 4/8/2022, trout fishing is excellent using a variety of lures. Anglers are reporting success tipping their jigs with wax and mealworms. 
Lake John

Grand Lake

As of 4/8/2022, Fishing with Bernie guide Jake Foos reports, "Rainbows are starting to think about moving water again and that means we have to move towards where the spawn will take place. We suggest focusing efforts on river channels and being in the nearby areas. Match the hatch- scuds and crustaceans will produce the best. Now is the time in the year to think "natural" when selecting a color. Soft plastics drop-shotted have been the best bait as of late in 2-15 feet of water. Lake trout are definitely getting ready for their ice-out pattern and that means there is a suspended bite right now. Hole hop, fish a lot of water and find those fish. Once you have found the area they are at, stay planted, you might just have the best day of fishing yet. Fish these suspenders with something that will draw attention. Spoons have been best." https://www.fishingwithbernie.com/
Grand Lake

Lake Granby

As of 4/8/2022, Fishing with Bernie Guide Dan Shannon reports, "For brown trout find rocks and work a more aggressive jigging action with spoon or minnow imitation bait. Lake trout are still being found at a variety of depths from 20' to 85'. Natural colored plastics such as tubes or grubs tipped with sucker have been the go-to bait, but have a bait that glows as well as this seems to trigger the more passive fish. The ice is still holding up but average temps are increasing daily and conditions can change fast as spring approaches, stay safe as you head out on the ice!" https://www.fishingwithbernie.com/
Lake Granby

Williams Fork Reservoir

As of 4/8/2022, Fishing with Bernie guides report, "Slush has been the experience on the lake lately. If you're headed out be prepared for both and WATERPROOF boots are a necessity. Lake trout fishing for numbers has been good in 40-80' of water with small plastics tipped with sucker meat or a small tungsten jig with just sucker meat. Stay attentive to your rod those bites are light! As the weather continues to warm, we are expecting the larger predatory pike and lakers to start being active in the shallows, so don't be afraid to venture from those deeper parts of the lake." https://www.fishingwithbernie.com/
Williams Fork Reservoir

Mack Mesa Reservoir

As of 4/8/2022, anglers have reported fair fishing for several species.
Mack Mesa Reservoir

Colorado River - Parshall Area

As of 6/16/2022, Cutthroat Anglers report, " Water clarity is currently 1-2 feet deep but will be improving due to the bank sediment becoming stable with the current flows . Be prepared with large stoneflies, caddis nymphs, worm patterns, and flashy midges and baetis. With the water temperatures warming up fish will be moving into some faster riffle water. Still target deep pools and runs as fish will always hold in these places. Flows are currently high but give it some time and they should start to decrease in the next few days . CURRENT FOOD SOURCES:| stonefly nymphs | Eggs | Baetis | caddis | midges | small fish, leeches, worms etc." Cutthroat Anglers (https://fishcolorado.com/)
Colorado River

Conditions Report - Southwest Colorado

Blue Mesa Reservoir

As of 4/8/2022, ice fishing season is nearing its end on the reservoir. 
Blue Mesa Reservoir

James M. Robb Colorado River

As of 4/8/2022, park staff reports, "Lakes were stocked at the beginning of March and again at the beginning of April. Please ensure the responsible and ethical release of fish and properly dispose of fishing line. Remember, the daily limit for trout is four fish per person."  
James M. Robb Colorado River

San Juan River

As of 4/8/2022 Duranglers reports, "Spring came quickly with low elevation snowmelt. Be prepared for high, dirty water unless we get a few cool days. Springtime is streamer and BWO time. Go bigger with dirty water such as streamers and stonefly nymphs." Flows: 373 CFS at Pagosa Springs (4/7/2022) https://duranglers.com/
San Juan River

Animas River at Durango

As of 6/16/2022, Duranglers reports, "It's go-time for the Animas. After runoff, be thinking caddis for the rest of summer! It seems mornings and evenings are making for the best dry fly fishing. Watch for smaller hatches of drakes or PMDs, should we get some cloud cover. Rain on the forecast may require you to throw big nymphs or streamers if the water raises or discolors. Dries: Duranglers Peacock Caddis 12-16, Elk hair Caddis 14-18, Big Boned Caddis 14-16, Parachute Adams 12-16, Hare Wing Green Drake 12, Guide Chute Hare's Ear 12-14. Pat's Rubberlegs 8-12, Orange Psycho Prince and standard prince nymphs 14-18. McPhail Caddis, Barr's Graphic Caddis 14-16, Czechmate Caddis 14, Rio's Raindrop. 14-16. Streamers: GD Sculpin Snack, Kreelex, Mini-Dungeon, Sculpzilla, Sculpinator. Duranglers.com 
Animas River

Uncompahgre River

As of 4/8/2022, Duranglers reports, "Midge and baetis nymphs a must. It's the classic winter formula here in Colorado, but make sure to have some leeches and SJ worms too. Water is low, so be super stealthy. Fishing has not been easy, but it can be rewarding if you put in the work!" Flows: 60.8 CFS below Ridgway Reservoir (4/7/2022) Duranglers.com
Uncompahgre River

Vallecito Reservoir

As of 4/8/2022, anglers reported the ice fishing season is nearing the end for the reservoir. Some open water but no new reports from anglers. If you have conditions feel free to submit them to dnr_fish.reporter@state.co.us.
Vallecito Reservoir

Ridgway Reservoir

As of 4/2/2022, The boat ramp, and motorized boating is open for the season. Hours are currently 8-4. As a reminder, to boat on Ridgway Reservoir, a pre-launch boat inspection for ANS is MANDATORY for all motorized vessels and trailered vessels. If you have any questions about launching or the inspection process, feel free to contact the park at 970-626-5822. 
Ridgway Reservoir

Rio Grande

As of 6/15/2022, Duranglers reports, "Flows are low right now, but fishing has been good with solid bug hatches. With rain in the forecast this weekend, we are hoping for a good bump in flows to rejuvenate the river. Remember, Clouds=mayflies. There are a few smaller brown and golden stones still flying around, but drakes are where it's at. Pray for rain, but get out the wading boots just in case. Dries: Christensen Salmonfly #8, Chubbies 12-16, Norm Woods Special or Stimulators 10-14, Duranglers Peacock Caddis 12-16, Elk hair Caddis 14-18, Big Boned Caddis 14-16, Parachute Adams 12-16, Hare Wing Green Drake 12, Guide Chute Hare's Ear 12-14, Rocky Mountain Mint 14-16. Nymphs: Pat's Rubberlegs 8-12, 20 Incher 8-10, Prince nymphs 10-16, Runt Stone Golden 12-16. Duranglers https://duranglers.com/
Rio Grande

Gunnison River (Black Canyon)

As of 6/15/2022, Duranglers reports, "Low flows, but for now, fishing is good. Salmonflies are moving upriver, but hatches of BWOs and Caddis will be around so have a few small dries too dries! Dries: Christensen Salmonfly #8, Chubbies 8-12, Norm Woods Special or Stimulators 10-16, Duranglers Peacock Caddis 12-16, Elk hair Caddis 14-18, Big Boned Caddis 14-16, Parachute Adams 14-20. Nymphs: Two-Bit Hooker 16-18, Frenchie 14-16, Napoleon Jig 14-16, McPhail Caddis Pupa, Deep 6 Caddis Pupa, Prince nymphs 10-16, Runt Stone Golden 12-16, Flashback Pheasant Tail 14-18, Duracell Jig 12-16. Streamers: Buggers, Sculpzilla, Sparkle Minnow, Mini-Dungeon, Peanut Envy. Duranglers.com 
Gunnison River (Black Canyon)

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