FYI: For Your Information
Colorado: CFS 4,430. (Glenwood Springs to Rifle). Spring conditions will make it very hard to fish. Look for clearing conditions to occur over next week with lower sections gain clarity and insect activity including green drakes starting to hatch in the evenings.
Roaring Fork (lower): (Carbondale to GWS) CFS 2,500. Flies to use: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), beatis emergers (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20 incher (14-18), peacock stonefly nymphs (8-12), zebra midge (14-18) wd-40s (18-22), fka prince nymph (12-16), green copper john (10-14) yellow sally dries (16-18) golden stone dries 12-18) stimulator green, yellow, and peacock (10-18), green drake emergers (10-14) green drake dries (8-12) Hints: The green drakes are out look for late evening hatches this is when you should be fishing, so tell the wife or husband you will be late for dinner, for this is what we wait for every year. During the morning look for PMDs, yellow sallies and caddis to come off.
Roaring Fork (middle) (Basalt to Carbondale): CFS 1,100. Flies to use: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), beatis emergers (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20-incher (14-18), peacock stonefly nymphs (8-12), zebra midge (14-18) wd-40s (18-22), fka prince nymph (12-16), green copper john (10-14), PMD dry flies (16-20) elk hair caddis (12-16) yellow sally dries (14-18) Hints: Look for caddis, PMD and yellow sally hatches. Streamer fishing has been excellent both wading and floating. Water is clear but still high ” be carefully wading in strong currents.
Roaring Fork (upper)(Aspen to Basalt): CFS 564. Flies to use: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), beatis emergers (14-18), disco midge, (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20-incher (14-18) wd-40s (18-22), peeking caddis (14-18) golden stone nymph (14-18). Hints: Look for fish holding close to banks and very hungry. Golden stonefly nymphs are looking plump and ready to hatch soon.
Crystal: CFS 1020. Springlike conditions are still occurring; look for next week for the crystal to open up.
Frying Pan: CFS 116. Flies to use: Bill’s Midge Emerge (18-22), Bill’s Midge Adult (18-22), Hatching Midges and Sprout Midges (18-22), Jujubees (18-22), Red TC Midge (18-22), Johnny Flashes (18-22), Desert Storms (18-22), Drew’s mysis shrimp (16-20), RS2s and Black BLMs, zebra midge of various colors (16-22), gray and olive RS2s (18-22), bwo dries (18-24) PMD dry flies (18-22), yellow sallies (16-20) elk hair caddis (14-18). Hints: The lower section of river has had a great yellow sally hatch mid afternoon with very little crowds. Upper river also seeing little pressure. Good afternoon fish until drakes come off on the fork.
Other considerations: Summer is here, and water will begin to clear now. Please respect all the rules and regulations our DOW has set forth, not knowing regulations is not an excuse. If you don’t know, ask! Questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 319-8888.
The Carbondale John Fleet Swimming Pool will be closed from Friday, June 18 through Sunday, June 20, due to the Barracudas swim meet. The outdoor camps and kids groups are finished with the pool daily after 3 p.m. Information: Kerry, 963-2065.
The Glenwood Springs High School Class of 1994 will hold a reunion at 6 p.m Friday, June 18, at Rivers Restaurant. Admission is $10 per person and includes appetizers. There will be a family picnic from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Kiwanis Park picnic shelter.
Corporate sponsorships are available for the Miss Strawberry Days Scholarship Fund. On June 18, three Miss Strawberry Days contestants will win scholarships in the amounts of $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000. To sponsor them, call Joni Bates at 945-6589 or Ginger Watts at 945-8169.
The Museum and Western Colorado and the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Office will sponsor a hike to the Crag Crest Trail on Grand Mesa from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 18. The hike costs $15 for musuem members and Grand Junction residents, $18.75 for nonmembers. Register: 254-3866. Information: Kim Murray, 242-0971 ext. 214.
The Ironbridge Golf Club in Glenwood Springs will again host this year’s Lions Golf Classic, a four-person team scramble with a shotgun start 9 a.m., Friday, June 18. The tournament is a benefit for local vision care and youth scholarship programs. Registration fee of $125 per person or $500 per team includes lunch following the tournament, tee prizes and two carts per team. Information: Ed Odell at 928-9901 or Dale Snearly at 945-9649.
The Two Rivers Mothers of Preschoolers invite all expecting mothers and mothers of preschoolers to meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the first, third and fifth Fridays of each month at Mountain View Church, next to Buffalo Valley. Child care is available for infants to kindergartners. Information: Jo, 876-1941.
The Silt Historical Society’s needlework group meets 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays at the Silt Historical Park. Information: 876-5801.
Aspen Health and Harmony in El Jebel will hold a yoga workshop with Joann Connington from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, June 19. Information: 704-9642.
On Saturday, June 19, the Ferdinand Hayden Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Forest Service are holding a work party to improve stream access along a stretch of the Roaring Fork River southeast of Carbondale.
Taylor Creek Fly Shop in Basalt will offer free fly-fishing clinics covering equipment, casting, reading the water, entomology, and more from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday through the end of June. Information: 927-4374.
The Glenwood Springs Recycling Center has ongoing plans to build several gardens around its lot and paint murals on the sides of surrounding metal buildings. If you are a gardener or artist, or would simply like to volunteer some elbow grease, stop by the center during operating hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The center is also looking for plant donations from the community. Information: 945-2010.
The Congregational Church of the Valley invites everyone to a special celebration at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 20, at the corner of Sixth and Home streets in Silt. The celebration will move on to the Hubbell ranch and will include tubing down Main Elk Creek. Information: the Rev. Jim Warn, 625-4320.
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