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Old 08-08-2016   #1
 
Westminster, Colorado
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Colorado River- What sections you like for fishing?

I have floated Pumphouse to Radium, and it fished well. But not familiar the the other sections. I have a travel trailer I'll be staying in so tent sites are out. What sections do you recommend for easy floating (nothing over III) and fishing?

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Old 08-08-2016   #2
 
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We've fished down to two bridges before with pretty good luck at times, lots of fish, dependent on hunger, fishing can be great to good to pretty darn slow
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Fished them all down to Catamount. All have their strengths, have caught fish everywhere. Try them all.

Look for good looking runs and bends around and below islands; look for long deep runs below rapids for nymphing (my fave is river left on state bridge to 2 bridges section); Eddy out at the base of cliffs and nymph the upstream current along cliff walls.

Give Yarmony a scout before running it. It's closer to legit class 3, whereas the needle is just a few technical moves at these low flows. You can pull over river left right above the big left turn before it, and walk down to give it a look.
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