Rio Grande River
6/28/20

The Rio has dropped and the clarity is great. Water temperatures in the afternoon are getting into the 60’s so morning and evening fishing is the way to go. There are still some Green Drakes and PMD’s hatching as well as some smaller stoneflies. Parachute Adams in a 10-12 has been working as a Drake imitation, as well as smaller Chubby Chernobyls. We have started to nymph more with size 16 Pheasant Tails and smaller green caddis nymphs being the go to.


RIO GRANDE RIVER (Upper Section)

From Rio Grande Reservoir to Rio Grande Camp Ground. Guided from bottom of Box Canyon to Rio Grande Camp Ground.

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RIO GRANDE RIVER (Middle Section)
Rio Grande Camp Ground to Wagon Wheel Gap

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Rio Grand Fishing Report

5/17/20

The river is still running pretty high but the clarity is great and water temperature is rising. Great streamer and nymph fishing right now. Big bugs are right around the corner.

Surrounding Lakes
The Creede area is rich with public access non-river fishing options. There are many lakes within an hour drive from town. These include Rito Hondo, Road Canyon, Rio Grande Reservoir, Spring Creek Reservoir and Love Lake. Stop in Ramble House for directions and recommendations. Stream Flow


Streams and Creeks
Feel like fishing some small water? This area is abundant with many small streams where you can catch fiesty (and often, native) trout. You will rarely bump into another person as you experience some of the best scenery in the area. These include Shallow Creek, Upper and Middle Rat Creek, Middle Creek, Willow Creek, and Ute Creek. Depending on what you are looking for and the current water conditions, we can always recommend streams for you.

Creede Guide & Outfitters also offers backcountry guiding. This service will teach basics on fishing and reading smaller waters.

Rio Grande River
Mid-September brings cooler weather and improved fishing with fish being caught on Hopper-Dropper Rigs as well as Streamers. Recommended patterns include, Hoppers in a 10-12 size range, Pheasant Tails 14-16, Prince Nymph, 14-16, and black Streamers in the 4-8 size range.


RIO GRANDE RIVER (Upper Section)

From Rio Grande Reservoir to Rio Grande Camp Ground. Guided from bottom of Box Canyon to Rio Grande Camp Ground.

Stream Flow


RIO GRANDE RIVER (Middle Section)
Rio Grande Camp Ground to Wagon Wheel Gap

Stream Flow

Rio Grand Fishing Report

04/03/2019
The upper part of the river is starting to break up. There is still a pretty heavy ice presence so fishing is still difficult. We expect the river to really be opening up by the middle of the month.

Surrounding Lakes
The Creede area is rich with public access non-river fishing options. There are many lakes within an hour drive from town. These include Rito Hondo, Road Canyon, Rio Grande Reservoir, Spring Creek Reservoir and Love Lake. Stop in Ramble House for directions and recommendations. Stream Flow


Streams and Creeks
Feel like fishing some small water? This area is abundant with many small streams where you can catch fiesty (and often, native) trout. You will rarely bump into another person as you experience some of the best scenery in the area. These include Shallow Creek, Upper and Middle Rat Creek, Middle Creek, Willow Creek, and Ute Creek. Depending on what you are looking for and the current water conditions, we can always recommend streams for you.

Creede Guide & Outfitters also offers backcountry guiding. This service will teach basics on fishing and reading smaller waters.

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