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#12787166 - 06/10/18 07:14 PM Creede / Lake City this week???
Hawkpuppy 1 Offline
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Registered: 06/20/02
Posts: 663
Loc: Kerrville, Texas
Have a chance to hit south central Colorado this week. What are flows and water doing? Still runoff or is water still low?? TIA

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#12787174 - 06/10/18 07:24 PM Re: Creede / Lake City this week??? [Re: Hawkpuppy 1]
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#12788057 - 06/11/18 01:18 PM Re: Creede / Lake City this week??? [Re: Hawkpuppy 1]
9094 Offline
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Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 7547
Loc: Albany
Usually the Lake Fork is almost always too fast in June. even with low snow totals. I stick to Cibolla and North Clear Creek and Big Blue.
Big old orange stimulator and a prince bead head dropper. There should be a few caddis hatches starting to go off.

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#12788799 - 06/11/18 11:10 PM Re: Creede / Lake City this week??? [Re: Hawkpuppy 1]
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Registered: 07/19/05
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Loc: Tawakoni/Mogote, CO.
Dry as a bone on the conejos. Durango fire is a big deal. Call and check around. 9094 gave you the 411 on flies. Conejos was July 4th f shape on Memorial Day.
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#12788967 - 06/12/18 07:56 AM Re: Creede / Lake City this week??? [Re: Hawkpuppy 1]
Golfer Jeff Offline
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Registered: 01/18/13
Posts: 425
Loc: DFW
Low water all around..... no runoff anywhere south of Gunnison. Durango and Hermosa are on fire (Literally). Upper Rio might be your best bet - it also may be a good time to get down into the Box below 30 mile campground. Flows are low enough already (Late August/September levels). If you are in Lake City, check out Peter at Sportsmans fly shop. Cebolla Creek and upper Lake Fork above San Cristobal have water from what I hear.

If all else fails - find one of the lakes and hit the shorelines. Damselflies and hoppers (already).

Most of the bugs are about a month early on the west side of the Divide. Be glad you are going now and not in August - there might not be enough water by then.

Interesting - the link above shows streamflows for every basin except one.... the Rio Grande. WTF? The whole western side of the state is in Red, which is not good.


Edited by Golfer Jeff (06/12/18 08:03 AM)

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#12792811 - 06/15/18 08:36 AM Re: Creede / Lake City this week??? [Re: Hawkpuppy 1]
texasflycaster Offline
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Registered: 01/18/08
Posts: 1594
Loc: Water
Upper Rio is awesome. I did that years ago. I don't think I was publishing to YouTube at the time, but have a crazy video of catching four or five rainbows in a row up there on the meadow. I need to find that video! My ticket to viral! I think I am in the right place!
ACTUALLY FOUND THE VIDEO! It was lost from the post over the years ...
https://texasflycaster.com/colorado-day-3-creede-and-rio-grande-reservoir/


Edited by texasflycaster (06/15/18 09:03 AM)
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