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Local Fishing Report

Fryingpan River

Flow: 219 cfs below Ruedi Reservoir.

The short and sweet: The Fryingpan is experiencing a wealth of insect hatches right now consisting of green drakes, PMDs, BWOs, caddis, rusty spinners and midges. With such an abundance of insects, it is important to keep a sharp eye out on what exactly the fish are feeding on. The dry-fly fishing has been as good as we’ve seen all summer thus far. Look for the best hatches to take place closer to the dam from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Light fluorocarbon tippets of 6x and 7x are crucial to success.

Roaring Fork River

Flow: 188 cfs below Maroon Creek, 427 cfs in Emma, and 630 cfs in Glenwood Springs.

The short and sweet: Long gone are the days of fishing large attractor flies, as smaller BWO patterns are now dominating along the river. Think along the lines of “tiny and shiny” nymph and emerger patterns to fish the best like BLMs, Mercury RS2s and Freestone Emergers. Look to the deeper pools and seams away from the banks to fish the best right now during the afternoons. Big fly anglers should look to early mornings to yield the best streamer fishing. Hoppers are catching some fish in the pocket water, too!

Colorado River

Flow: 2,150 cfs in Glenwood Springs.

The short and sweet: Due to afternoon and evening rains, the Colorado River is still too discolored to fish effectively.

Crystal River

Flow: 32 cfs in Carbondale.

The short and sweet: Like the Colorado, the Crystal River below Marble is still too discolored to fish effectively.

— 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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