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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 River is at a nice winter flow with bugs (and fish) active. Current flow is around 80 CFS and holding for now. Dry fly fishing in Winter on the 'Pan can't be beat. It is mostly early afternoon for dry action. Before or after that nymphing is the way to go. Make sure your flies are getting down to where the fish are. Dress warm and take dry clothes, just in case.

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

Flies:
Dries: Para Adams 16-24, Morgans Para Midge 20-22, Trailing Shuck Midge 20-22, Midge Cluster (or Griffiths Gnat) 18 - 22, Spent or Sprout Midge 20-22
Mysis (Toilet Bowl to Baetis Bridge): Charlie's Mysis, Ultra Mysis, Mayer's Mysis, Solitude Mysis
Nymphs: 18-20 Ju-Ju BWO, Candy Cane 18 -20, Pheasant Tail 18-22, JuJu Bee 18-20, Zebra Midge 16-20, Brassie 16-20, Mayhem 18-20, Buckskin 18, Egg
Streamers: Sculpin, Zonkers, Splendors

Frying Pan River Flows

 

Roaring Fork River Fishing Report

 

River flows are are low this winter. Depending on temps it can be between 350 to 400 in GWS. Levels are excellent for wading and deep spots can be spread out. Nymphing generally has been most sucessful but some winter streamer fishing can produce some action.

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: 16-20 adams, para adams, royal wulff, red quill, 14-18 elk hair caddis, ginger varient, lots of different hoppers.
Nymphs: 18-20 mayhem, two bid hooker, RS2, PTs of all sorts, Prince, Pats, FFKA, Copper Johns, Eggs, GB Epoxy Stone
Streamers:2-8's color is variable! you need to experiment.

Roaring Fork River Flows

 

Crystal River Fishing Report

Low and clear, the Crystal River is fishing well. The best success has been above Redstone with Hoppers and BWOs. Generally, location is more important that fly selection on the Crystal. Fish water that is knee deep or deeper with some structure. The head end of pools are often good. When you find a few active fish, work those areas thoroughly.

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

Flies:

Dries: Schroeders para hopper, pink cahill, Para adams, extended body BWO, Stimies and elk hair caddis.
Nymphs: Prince, Copper John, 20 incher, Hares Ear

Crystal River Flows

 

Colorado River Fishing Report

See the Colorado River on the Wave Park Webcam.

Clear and a bit mossy, but the Colorado River is wading and floating well. Big Stones are still hatching at night, Hoppers are working, but be willing to change hopper colors and sizes. Caddis have been hatching in the evenings, but the hatches are not wide spread, go find them. Droppers of Pats rubber legs, the fly formerly known as prince (FFKA) and small and dark Mayfly nymphs have been key producers.

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: 6-10 tan stones, 8-12 Hoppers in many colors, 14-18 Caddis and Patriot.
Nymphs: Prince, Pats, FFKA, Copper Johns, Eggs, GB Epoxy Stone, BWOs, PTs
Streamers: Big and dark!

Colorado River Flows

 

Still Waters

 Harvey and Rifle Gap have been solid for Smallmouth bass and Northern Pike.

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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