Fishing has been pretty good (finally) on the lower D

Dolores River- Below McPhee - Dolores, CO

by Duranglers Crew


  • Temperature: 47.66 ° F
  • Streamflow: 51.8 ft³/s
  • Gage height: 4.04 ft

Fishing has been pretty good (finally) on the lower D.  This is a good early-season getaway when all other local rivers are blown out.

Clouds mean mayflies, so have a dry fly rigged with a BWO and ready for when the wayward cloud passes.  Otherwise, light nymph rigs with mayfly nymphs and midge pupa are a good go-to.

Should we see hot days, have a hopper on hand, even in May

Nymphs: Killer Mayfly 20-24, Pheasant Tails 18-22, Black Flash Midge Pupa 18-22Tav’s Big Mac Pupa, RS-2 18-22, Splitback BWO Nymph 18-22, Olive and Red Micro Mayfly 16-20, Juan’s Slim Shady 20-24.

Midges 20-26: Black Flash Midge Pupa, Tav’s Big Mac, Bling Midge.

Dries: Vis-a-Dun Baetis 18-22, Smoke Jumper Baetis 18-22, Parachute Adams 16-22, Parachute Baetis 18-20.

Hoppers 12-14: Panty Dropper Hopper, Morrish Hopper, Tan Sweetgrass Hopper, Lil Hopper Juan.

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