Colorado River, CO

Pumphouse to Radium

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Outing Information

Start/End Time
2:30pm to 9:00pm
Best Fishing Time
3:00pm to 8:30pm
Water Temp
Water Clarity
Clear - 5'+ visibility
Water Level
PK Kopischke


Fish Caught

Brown Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
8 16" #14 Tan CDC Caddis Adult
2 18" #16 Gray Adams Parachute
10 14" #16 Cream Elk Hair Caddis
3 12" #12 Black Ant, Foam
23 14.78"
Total: 23 fish Top Patterns: Elk Hair Caddis (10) CDC Caddis Adult (8) Ant, Foam (3)


Sunny X X
None X X
None X
Very Light - <5 knots X
Air Temp High/Low
82.0°F / 68.0°F
Wind Direction
Weather Front
Moon Phase
92% Full (Waning gibbous)

Other Patterns Tried

No other pattern information for this outing.


  • 12 Gray -Tan Gray Drake Ephemeroptera Siphlonurus
  • 14 Rust Mahogany Dun Ephemeroptera Paraleptophlebia
  • Fall Caddis Trichoptera Dicosmoecus
  • Ant Hymenoptera
  • Cranefly Diptera
  • Grasshopper Orthoptera
  • Midge Diptera

Insect Seining

No seining information for this outing.

Fishing Partners

No fishing partners were saved with this outing.


No waypoints were saved with this outing.


An incredible late summer trip with John St. John of Hog Island Boatworks and T-Dog, left the shop at 1:00 and got on the water at 2:30. It was a Monday afternoon so not much traffic, (a couple families doing their last private 'overnight' raft trip with the kids before school starts.) Only passed by 1 other drift boat, took a break on THE big beach above the "Eye". Enjoyed some stinky cheese, elk sausage and cold beer. Walk wading above the Canyon was productive. The really big fish were tight up against the bank hanging under the willows and grass. Not much luck with streamers in the deep pools, but who cares when you're getting the job done on the surface! Broke a couple of real pigs off in the fast water. Rowed the last mile to Radium in complete darkness, been there done that, not a big deal. Even picked up 3 fish by the light of a dimming headlamp. All in all, another great day on the Rio Colorado.