Fishing Report

UPDATED 3 18-12 @ 7am
*Uncompahgre River-

*Paco- Fishing is fair this week but not great. Flows are down to stay for a while the river will fish well for the next few days for sure!... Bottom dwelling cutty's can be found feeding deep... Be careful not to pass up fish watching you!

*Down Town-
Pretty slow, water is clear but due to dirty up.
Fish are active . A caddis pupa with a midge pattern will fish well... Work the edges and behind fallen tree branches.
Small midges will fish well all day if placed right, dry fly action is not so hot in the morning but picks up some around 4p.m. Think grifith knats.

Flies For The Uncompahgre River.
Soft hackle Pt's
Caddis larva
olive copper johns in 18 or smaller
Gold Stone's

Dry flies-
Goddard caddis (grey)
X caddis (amber)

Cahill's Soon!

Updated 8-07-12 @ 7:10 a.m.


Flows are still at the winter mark and due to stay there for a while.

The Canyon is fishing well, for the spring hiker... The color couldn't be better. You can get closer to your target but sight fishing is tough! The fish get buzzed by eagles all winter keeping them ready for us!
Small flies will take rainbows with a clean presentation and a larger one will always take a brown.
When the fishing gets tough, dead drift a small bugger or bunny leach on your nymph rig, if you find the bottom you will find a Brownie!

Blue wings pop now and then in early spring look for them in the afternoon when the temps warm still want be ready to fish emergers when the clouds come in!


Fishing is tough. There has been a fair amount of pressure on these fish during a low water high temp year. . A bit too low for a drift boat and tough on a raft. A float trip will make for a long day. Lots of browns.

Hot Flies-
Canyon- Zebra midges, pt's, black mambas, small stones, BWO's, buggers and bunny leaches.
Lower- Yellow sally, red copper john, & pork chops.

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