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Roaring Fork Fishing Report

 

 

Fly Fishing Report for the 4 Main Rivers in the Roaring Fork Valley, the Roaring Fork River, Frying Pan River, Colorado River and the Crystal River. The fishing report is updated regularly so check back often for current information. If you have any questions or contact us for the most current conditions and fly fishing report. We also have a hatch chart available for general bug hatch information.

Frying Pan River Fishing Report

The Frying Pan is running at good Winter flows, in the mid 70s, and fishing is good with nymphs or drys. Nymphing is good with midges, small baetis, eggs and other attractor patterns. Dry fly fishing is all about time of day, location and the Midge right now. Scout out a new spot with some faster water feeding into a slow spot and you could have an epic winter day.

If you find the Upper Frying Pan River near the dam is too damn crowded, the middle and lower Frying Pan River is a great change of pace.  Flies are similar, but concentrate on deeper pools for nymphing and look for other places that aren't normally fished. You might find a gem!

Call us for the most current conditions or stop by to find out more before wading.

Flies:
Dries: Para Adams 18-24, Adult Midge 20-22, Spent Midge 20-22, Midge Cluster 18, Low Rider 20-22
Mysis (Toilet Bowl to Baetis Bridge): Charlie's Mysis, Ultra Mysis, Epoxy Mysis, Solitude Mysis
Nymphs: RS2, WD40, Pheasant Tails 18-22, JuJu Bee red or Zebra 18-20, Red or Black Zebra Midge 16-20, Copper or Red Brassie 16-20, Eggs
Streamers:   Sculpin, Goldie, Zonkers, Splendors

Frying Pan River Flows

 

Roaring Fork River Fishing Report

The Roaring Fork water levels are low and slow. It is a little over 200 cfs near Basalt, the gage near GWS is mostly iced up but a SWAG of the flow is a little over 400 cfs. On the Fork, most of your fishing will be with nymphs. As we move more towards Spring, we will start seeing a little bit more surface activity. Your nymph selection should include just about anything you would use during summer but downsized. Stoneflies, Drakes, PMDs, Beatis patterns will all work just go a size or 2 smaller with them. Include a few eggs and the fish should be eager to please.

Spring and Summer: Floaters, please be aware when floating above the Carbondale Ramp, you are largely floating though private water. Touching the bottom during low flows  may be viewed as trespassing. Check the flows first and be respectful of others.

We check the river daily and our guides are fishing it if they can, give us a quick call for updated info before heading our direction. Call us for the most current conditions or stop by to find out more before floating or wading.

Flies:

Dries: Para Adams 18-24, Adult Midge, Midge Clusters, Griffith's Gnats
Nymphs: RS2, WD40, Mayhem, Pheasant Tail 16 - 22, Prince, Pats, FFKA, Copper Johns, Eggs, JuJu Bee Red or Zebra 18-20, Red or Black Zebra Midge 16-20, Copper or Red Brassie 16-20, GB Epoxy Stone
Streamers: Goldie, Zonkers, Circus Peanut, Chain Reaction

Roaring Fork River Flows

 

Crystal River Fishing Report

The Crystal River is on again off again depending on the recent temps. When it is clear it fishes very good nymphing mostly smaller attractor patterns.

Call us for the most current conditions or stop by to find out more before floating or wading.

Flies:

Dries:
Nymphs: FFKA, BH FB Pheasant Tails, Copper Johns, Yellow Sallies, Golden Stones, Princes - BH & non-BH

Crystal River Flows

 

Colorado River Fishing Report

See the Colorado River on the Wave Park Webcam.

On the big Colorado, it is all about nymphing (and getting them down) right now. Your nymph selection should include just about anything you would use during summer but downsized. Stoneflies, Drakes, PMDs, Beatis patterns are all important to the fish and will all work just go a size or 2 smaller with them. Include a few eggs and worms and the fish should be eager to please.

We check the river daily and our guides are fishing it if they can, give us a quick call for updated info before heading our direction. Call us for current conditions before you come up.

Flies:
Dries: Para Adams 18-24, Adult Midge, Midge Clusters, Griffith's Gnats
Nymphs: RS2, WD40, Zebra Midge - Red or Black, JuJu Bee - Zebra or Red, Mayhem, Pheasant Tail 16 - 22, Prince, Pats, FFKA, Copper Johns, Eggs, Red San Juan Worm, Golden Stone, GB Epoxy Stone
Streamers: Goldie, Zonkers, Circus Peanut, Chain Reaction

Colorado River Flows

 

Still Waters

Beaver Run Ranch on Woody Creek is open to our guided clients and it is phenomenal! A 12-15 lb rainbow was landed on the 10th. We also have other private lakes & ponds that can produce some Kodak moments. Call us about our Private Waters and their availability.

Stop by and stock up on flies or just check out some of our new patterns. Please see our Hatch Chart and contact us for fly recommendations or to book a guided fly fishing trip.

 

If you are planning a fishing trip out in Colorado, we encourage that you purchase your license online. Please visit the Colorado Parks & Wildlife website to buy your license online from CPW. Buy Fishing License online

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