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Rio Grande River, Colorado - Fishing Report - 06/18/19
Stream levels are very high and the water highly stained. Runoff is getting
underway. There are some good hatches of Little Brown stoneflies and March
Browns taking place. .
Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain/storms everyday this
week except Wednesday. Flood Warning and Flood Watch through Thursday.  
High temperatures will range from 65 to 71 degrees and lows from 40 to 42

Recommended Trout Flies: (we will revise this list next week)
Rate: 6650 cfs
Level: 5.16 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 49
Clarity: clear
Stream Flow Data Near Del Norte CO
Blue-winged Olives, size 16 and 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Little Brown Stoneflies, size 14, nymphs and adults
March Browns, size 12/14, numphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Little Black Caddis, size 18, pupa and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Blue-winged Olives are hatching.
Brown Sculpin and the White Belly Sculpin streamers are flies you don't want to be
caught short on.
Little Brown stoneflies are hatching.
March Browns are hatching.
Little Black Caddis are hatching.
Black and olive Matuka sculpin streamers are also working good.
We still think the best strategy is to fish a tandem Midge rig under a small strike
indicator with the midge lava as the bottom fly and the midge pupa as the top fly. Fish
the adult midge only when you observe trout feeding on the surface
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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