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Weekly Fishing Report

Fishing report courtesy of Roaring Fork Anglers
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Overview: Lower evening temperatures and shorter days are beginning have an effect on area fishing. Start later in the morning, and stay on the river longer into the afternoon. Grass Hoppers are everywhere, and golden stones are emerging on the ‘Fork and the Colorado. The Frying pan continues to fish strong with heavy pressure on the upper 2 miles of river.

Roaring Fork River: Golden Stones are emerging now on the Roaring Fork. Nymphing with big stone nymphs have been moving some big fish. Caddis are nearly over on the lower river, and small mayflies have taken over. A hopper, dropper rig is really working well on the lower ‘Fork. Otherwise, for nymphs, try No.10-16 Prince, Twenty Incher, Enigma, small Copper Johns, small Beadhead Pheasant Tail and Le Bugs. Effective dry flies include No.16-20 Royal Wulff, Parachute Adams, No.8 Golden Stones, No.1-20 Caddis Patterns and Attractors.

Frying Pan River: Flows are up, Green Drakes and PMDs have finished, and BWO’s are starting. Nymphing seems to be taking the biggest fish. Size 18 and 20 Pheasant Tails, Hares Ears, Barrs emergers, and RS2. BWO Comparaduns and Olive quills.

For tough rising fish, try floating a nymph in the film. No.16-20 Reid’s Ultra Mysis and Sands’ Epoxy Mysis Shrimp patterns are working well just below the dam. For a change, try stripping streamers across and/or downstream in the lower sections (4-10 mile) of the Frying Pan in the morning hours.

Colorado River: Water clarity is excellent as I write this. Red Quills, Golden Stones, and Hoppers have been productive when the river is clear. Streamers have been great on cloudy days., with smaller sizes taking the most fish.

Crystal River: The Crystal is fishing great with No.10-16 Hoppers, Stimulators, Royal Wulffs, Parachute Adams and Trudes. Standard Beadhead nymphs like Princes, Hare’s Ears, Pheasant Tails, and Copper Johns have been excellent droppers..

Eagle River: Fishing is very good; however, water clarity is day to day. No.12-16 Caddis dries and wets are a good bet, along with No.8-12 Stonefly Nymphs.

Stillwater: Lake Christine, Beaver Lake, Ruedi Reservoir, Trappers Lake and Sweetwater Lake have all been fair to good. Attractor style dry flies, ants and beetles are moving the most fish, while small beadhead patterns are doing the trick underneath.

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