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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

They are starting to bring the flows on the Frying Pan River down some. Current flow is around 240 CFS and holding for now. Most of the summer hatches are tailing off or are completely done. Time to change-up your fliesw a bit. Smaller Caddis, Beatis and midges continue to be productive dries during mid-day hatch. Start with nymphs early and then switch back to them after the hatch.

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, Adams.
Mysis (Toilet Bowl to Baetis Bridge): Charlie's Mysis, Ultra Mysis, Mayer's Mysis, Solitude Mysis
Nymphs: 18-20 Ju-Ju BWO, 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, 18-20 Mayhem, Eggs
Streamers: Sculpin, Goldie, Zonkers, Splendors

Frying Pan River Flows

 

Roaring Fork River Fishing Report

 

River flows are at typical Fall levels, but floating is still good. Levels are excellent for wading. Summer beatis are active, along with a few caddis, and Hoppers. Nymphing generally has been most sucessful followed by streamers on cloudy days. Dry fly fishing is still around, late evening and cloudy days will be best. Hoppers, small mayfly adults on light leaders and caddis in the evening.

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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