Flies & Lies Fishing Report 01/19/23
CFS : at Cheesman canyon dam - 115
CFS : at Trumbull below brush creek - 120
Water condition : Crystal clear, temps in the 30s
Currently the river is fishable from Trumbull on up, below that there is quite a bit of shelf ice and slush in the mornings. Fish are holding deep. Nymph rigs with 2-3 small midges work well for the slow deep water. Best colors have been Tan, Red, Olive and Black in that order. Streamers can also be a good tactic to move fish, keep them on the smaller side and cover lots of water!
•Mercury pheasant tail - size 18-22
•Rainbow warrior - size 20-22
•Bling midge tan or grey - size 22-24
•Not much black - size 20-24
•Mercury midge - size 22
•Cheeseman emerger - size 22 -24
•BH Krystal bugger olive or black - size 10-12
If you need any flies or could use advice on rigging. Swing by the fly shop!