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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 call us 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

A high snowpack has Ruedi Reservoir releases up around 213 on the Frying Pan River. This is resulting in lots of Mysis Shrimp comming througth the dam so be prepared. Midges are hatching daily, and BWO's are also showing up. Look for fish eating midges in the morning, and BWO's in the afternoon. The fish are active and feeding often, but they can be selective.

If you find the Upper Frying Pan River to crowded, the middle and lower Frying Pan River is a great change of pace from the crowded quality water. Flies are similar, but concentrate on deeper pools.

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

Flies:
Dries:18-22 Griffith's Gnat, Morgans Para midge, Para Adams. #22 Trailing Shuck Midge. #18-20 Sparkle Dun Baetis, Slate and Olive thorax, CDC BWO Comparadun.
Nymphs:#18-22 Ju-Ju Bee Midge, Rojo Midge, Black Beauty, Miracle nymph. #16-18 Cravens Mysis, Epoxy Mysis, BTS Mysis, #18-22 Ju-Ju pheasant tail, Barr's flashback emerger, Black, Grey, Olive RS2, Flash Back PT, Magnymphico, Various eggs.
Streamers:  Black and White Chain Reaction, Autumn Splendor. Zuddlers. (Look, no one talks about streamers on the Frying Pan, but they work! Try em.)

Frying Pan River Flows

 

Roaring Fork River Fishing Report

 

*THE WEATHER HAS BEEN HOT! CONDITIONS ARE CHANGING DAILY. CALL BEFORE YOU COME!*

Excellent hatches on the Roaring Fork River above from Carbondale. Blue Winged Olives, Midges, caddis larva, Squalla  Stones, and eggs need to be in your box. The closer you get to Aspen 6X Tippet may be necessary. Midge, caddis larva, ande stone nymphs in the mornings, and BWOs in the afternoons and evenings.

Below Carbondale Blue Winged Olives, Caddis Larva, Midges, eggs, Golden Stones, will produce the most fish. BWOs in the afternoons are producing some excellent dry fly action! The warm days are allowing fish to move around so you are likely to find some fish in faster water. Taylor your approach to the time of day and temperature. Fish deeper earlier in the day, and move shallower as air and water temps climb.

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

Flies:

Dries: #20 Mole Fly, #18-22 Griffith's Gnat. Para Adams. #22 Trailing Shuck Midge..
Nymphs:#16-20 Tung Biot Midge, Zebra Midge, Brassie, Top Secret Midge, copper john: Chartreuse, cheese, or orange eggs. #8-18 BH Prince, #8-10 Pats Rubber Legs, Golden Stone.#12-22 Copper John. #18-20 Ju-Ju Baetis, Barr's flashback emerger, Black, Grey, Olive RS2, Flash Back PT, Magnymphico,
Streamers: Clousabou, Zonker, Black and White Chain Reaction, Autumn Splendor. Zuddlers.

Roaring Fork River Flows

 

Crystal River Fishing Report

We generally give the Crystal a pass in the winter as low flows and cold temps. make it a difficult river to fish. However, when we have a few beautiful days the Crystal River can be fishable in Carbondale.

 

Flies:

Dries:
Nymphs:#16-20 Tung Biot Midge, Zebra Midge, Brassie, Top Secret Midge, copper john: Chartreuse, cheese, or orange eggs.

Crystal River Flows

 

Colorado River Fishing Report

See the Colorado River on the Wave Park Webcam.

*THE WEATHER HAS BEEN HOT! CONDITIONS ARE CHANGING DAILY. CALL BEFORE YOU COME!*

Fisihng conditions will be variable for the next few weeks. The Colorado can go off color over night. Blue Winged Olives, Midges and a few caddis are hatching(but its not mother's day yet). Streamer fishing has been good, and some of our big Bows are on the prowl. Colorado River Fishing Reports have varied between awesome and good. Look for suspended fish and for rising fish. Eggs have accounted for some excellent days lately, but BWOs have been the most consistent. At this time of year the clarity of the Colorado River can vary by the day... Please call us for the most up to date conditions.

Call us for current conditions before you come up.

Flies:

Dries: 18-22 Griffith's Gnat. Para Adams. #22 Trailing Shuck Midge.
Nymphs:#16-20 Tung Biot Midge, Zebra Midge, Brassie, Top Secret Midge, copper john: Chartreuse, cheese, or orange eggs. #8-18 BH Prince, #8-10 Pats Rubber Legs, Golden Stone.#12-22 Copper John. #18-20 Ju-Ju Baetis, Barr's flashback emerger, Black, Grey, Olive RS2, Flash Back PT, Magnymphico,
Streamers: Clousabou, Zonker, Black and White Chain Reaction, Autumn Splendor. Zuddlers.

Colorado River Flows

 

Still Waters

Harvey and Rifle Gap Reservoirs are both open, and a few folks have been out flinging streamers for pike. Pick the warmest days, and keep your streamers a bit on the small side. Some fish have been caught, but the action has generally been slow.

 

 

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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