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Rio Grande River, Colorado - Fishing Report - 04/28/17
The stream levels are coming down but the stream is still to high to wade
safely. The weather has turned cold and there is some snow in the forecast.
There were some hatches taking place. It shouldn't be much longer before
conditions become prime.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow  through Monday, then
clearing for the next five days.
High temperatures will range from 33 to 49
degrees and lows from
17 to 27 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies: (we will revise this list next week)
Rate: 1820 cfs
Level: 2.68 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 48
Clarity: stained
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
Little Brown Stoneflies, size 14, nymphs and adults
Skwala Stoneflies, size 10, nymphs and adults
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva 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.
Skwala stoneflies are hatching.
Little Brown stoneflies are hatching.
Midges, creams, light greens, and blood or red midges, are hatching. Fish the larva and
pupa imitations in tandem.
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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