Looking for current conditions and up-to-date fly fishing reports for Western Colorado fishing towns like Ridgway, Ouray, Telluride, Silverton, Montrose, Delta or Grand Junction? For decades we have reported on iconic regional rivers like Lower Gunnison River, Uncompahgre River, San Miguel River and Cimarron River High Country, providing “Reel Time” beta to visiting anglers.
WHAT YOU WILL FIND WITHIN OUR FISHING REPORTS
Focus on fisheries we know well, and not overwhelm with out-of-date reporting on sections we don’t experience regularly. If you see other reports on locations with past dates from or from far away lands, that’s not “current conditions”. Rather, our goal is help support fly anglers through the nuances of exploration, while providing “reel time” beta to make sound decisions on the water. Have fun out there, be safe and enjoy!
Stay up to date on insights direct from our Fly Shop and the good word on the river that are getting people into fish. Learn what’s happening now, live river flows levels in CFS, most productive strategies and water clarity and conditions.
Discover southwest Colorado’s four seasons of fly fishing, knowledgeable fly suggestions and seasonal tactics for angling success in our region. Link to guide recommend products direct at the Fly Shop and visit one of the most well curated regional fly selections in all of Colorado.
Stay up to date on current regional conditions and local weather forecast to best plan your fly fishing excursion and the often spirited weather of Colorado’s Western Slope.
View gauge locations and recommended river access points to begin your fly fishing journey in the region and determine how best to approach your angling adventure in Ridgway or surrounding communities like Ouray, Telluride, Silverton, Montrose, Delta or Grand Junction.
COLORADO’S WESTERN SLOPE RIVERS, STREAMS & LAKES
Our regional fly fishing knowledge expands well beyond the rivers in our fish reports but choose to only report on rivers we fish regularly. Visiting our fly shop in person is the best way to explore further out regional fishing locations like high country alpine stream fishing around Silverton, Ouray and Telluride Colorado, The Upper Gunnison River Basin, Lake Fork of the Gunnison River and the Dolores River. In addition to all that moving water, the region is abundant in high country lakes and reservoirs like Ridgway Reservoir, Blue Mesa, Silver Jack, Buckhorn, Miramonte, Blue Lakes, Trout Lake, Woods Lake – not to mention the incredible canyon reservoirs and releases of Black Canyon National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area, all teaming with trout.
Fishing Licenses are available at RIGS Fly Shop or you can purchase them online or in person at a Colorado Division of Wildlife License office. The State requires your driver’s license, physical details (height, weight, hair color, eye color) social security number, mailing address, and phone number.
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