Salmon Flies have not yet started to hatch. Yellow sallies, and some Caddis are working on the Lower river. People have found success with fishing dries below Byington boat ramp. Small Sitmulators and Elk Hair Caddis. I’m not a fortune teller but I would expect Salmon Flies to be out on the lower river by mid week. Cooler water, and air temps have pushed this hatch back and at this point it is late. The majority of hatches on the other streams and rivers in our area have been late this year. Nymphing is still producing fish in good numbers. Red San Juan worms have been really effective through the canyon.
Flows were decreased this morning to 14,600 cfs. This should help the fishing and the big bugs start hatching. We will keep you updated on the latest. I have guys fishing today who will report to me this evening on the current status of the river and whats going on.