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Local Fishing Report

Fryingpan River: Flows are at 116 cfs below Ruedi Reservoir.

Short and sweet: Being a tailwater, the venerable Fryingpan is always clear and in good, fishable shape no matter how much rain we receive. A mixed bag of green drakes, PMDs and BWOs are all hatching in good numbers. The year’s best dry fly fishing is occurring right now, especially from mile marker 6 up to the dam. Light tippets of 6x and 7x are needed to be successful. The best time frame for fishing has been smack-dab in the middle of the day from noon till 4 p.m.

Roaring Fork River: Flows are at 515 cfs in Aspen; 555 cfs in Basalt; and 821 cfs in Glenwood Springs.

Short and sweet: Due to recent rains, the Roaring Fork has been too discolored to fish effectively below Carbondale. The best fishing has certainly been taking place along the upper stretches below Aspen and down to Basalt. Good BWO and caddis hatches are taking place along with dwindling numbers of PMDs. Don’t overlook the hopper and streamer fishing either. Look for the lower river to be back in good shape within a day or so.

Colorado River: 2,480 cfs in Glenwood Springs.

Short and not so sweet: Too high and discolored to fish effectively.

Crystal River: 214 cfs in Carbondale.

Short and not so sweet: Too high and discolored to fish effectively.

*This report was taken before Thursday’s torrential rains, so conditions may have changed.

— This report is provided every week by Taylor Creek Fly Shops in Aspen and Basalt. Taylor Creek can be reached at (970) 927-4374 or taylorcreek.com.

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