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Fishing Information

Colorado River - Windy Gap to Kremmling

COLORADO BASIN Fishing Report
Rating
2/5
Flow
75 cfs
Wind
1 mph
Temperature
41 °F
High/Low
68/29
Weather @COLORADO BASIN - Updated May 08, 2019 - 2:48pm

Current River Flow Updates

Latest update: 5/8/2019 -- This section of river is going to be moving quick and slightly off color due to the warmer temps in the high country. Fishing the Williams Fork tailwater is a good Plan B if the water clarity is poor. A good point fly for this time of year is a stonefly pattern, an egg pattern or a worm. Trailing your point fly should be a flashy midge or baetis pattern in sized 16-18. Stop by the Denver or Frisco location for more insight on these rivers!

River Information

Our great state's namesake river rarely disappoints and offers anglers the chance to catch large Rainbow and Brown trout. The upper section- between Windy Gap Reservoir and Kremmling- sees abundant bug life and has earned a Gold Metal rating due to it's thriving fish population. This freestone river offers ample public access and year round fishing.

Seasonal Conditions

While the Colorado is fishable year round, the summer time, and it's abundant insect hatches are definitely what attracts many anglers to this river. Come late June, PMDs and Caddis certainly do their part in getting the trout interested, but it is the Stoneflies- particularly Salmonflies- that really get both the fish and fisherman excited. It's tough to beat spending a summer day throwing a 3" long dry fly to rising fish. Nymphs and Streamers will consistently put fish in the net here as well throughout the year.

Additional River Information

Colorado River near Granby

COLORADO BASIN River Gauge

  • Flow 75 cfs
  • Wind 1 mph
  • Temp 41 °F
  • High/Low 68/29

River access

This section of River stretches from Windy Gap Reservoir (west of Granby) west to the confluence with Troublesome Creek (east of Kremmling). This section is Gold Metal wateryear-roundand US Hwy 40 follows the Colorado for this section. You can also fish the headwaters of the Colorado River in Rocky Mountain National Park above Granby.

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