The Upper Dolores is fishing decent but cold days are ahead

Dolores River- Above McPhee - CO

by Duranglers Crew

Water Conditions


  • Flow: 51.0 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 2.24 ft




Fishing Conditions

The upper Dolores is fishing decent but cold days are ahead.  A classic freestone on the upper, fish a dry dropper when temps are warm enough

Fishing close to the town of Dolores has been okay, but expect company.

The upper reaches are fishing decent for a variety of trout with dries, nymphs, and even streamers


Nymphs: Prince Nymphs 14-18, Pat’s Rubberlegs 8-12, Duracell 12-16, Rainbow Warrior 18-22, Pheasant Tail 16-20.

Dries: Chubbies, Amy’s Ant 12-16.  Parachute Adams and Rocky Mountain Mints 14-18, Simulators 14-16, Elk Hair Caddis 14-18, Hippy Stomper 14-16

Buggers and streamers in olive, black, white.

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