Colorado River Salmonfly Update Tuesday Morning – June 24, 2014
June 24th, 2014
This morning’s update will be limited in it’s current status to the water below Kremmling. Not because the hatch is done in the upper stretches near Parshall and Beyer’s Canyon rather, we didn’t have anyone fish up there yesterday. Every one of our guides that went out chose to hit the stretch from Gore Canyon down. (2 waded and 2 floated) There are still a considerable amount of adult Pteronarcys flying around in the upstream areas, we just don’t want to mislead about how current that information is. In case you missed it, we did post a current update for that stretch just yesterday and you can read that here.
There continues to be large quantities of adult Salmonflies up in Gore Canyon. Way up. The farther you go the thicker it gets. Action yesterday on dries was steady throughout the day and fish show no sign of losing interest in the Salmonfly.
In the stretches of river from Pumphouse on down there are very few adult Salmonflies still around and those that are lingering, are concentrated in the canyon water. However, we are continuing to bring fish to the surface for Salmonfly imitations. Fish appear to be well distributed and good drifts in ideal holding water brought strikes throughout the day. As a bonus to there still being interest in the big orange stuff, the tardiness of that hatch is now overlapping with the summer hatches. We are seeing good numbers of Golden Stones and PMDs along with some Yellow Sallies and localized Baetis, as well.
Flows are down slightly this morning to 2,870 and clarity is solid at 3 feet.