Roaring Fork Fish Report

Roaring Fork River Fly Fishing Report for July 24th, 2014

The Roaring Fork River starts high above Aspen and makes its way down valley through Basalt (Frying Pan River) to Glenwood Springs where it meets up with the Colorado River.  The upper Fork above the Town of Carbondale is fantastic wade and raft float fishing on the large freestone fishery.  From Carbondale down river to Glenwood Springs the river widens and is more conducive to Drift boat fishing as well as wading. The Roaring fork although not as scenic as other rivers is an incredible trout fishery that is known for it's Green Drake hatch starting in early July most years.  The Roaring Fork is home to some big Browns and Rainbows especially as you get near Glenwood Springs.  Excellent public access is available from Glenwood to Aspen. The current flows are pretty low for the hard boats in some spots.  Great wading access above Carbondale all winter.  The Frying Pan River enters the Roaring Fork at Basalt, the Pan is one the world's most recognized trophy Trout rivers.  The Roaring Fork is a great winter fishery lower elevation and warmer temperatures are the norm. Full day wades and floats are happening over on the Roaring Fork River right now!

The Drakes are done, but the Dry fly fishing continues to be excellent.  Water levels have dropped considerably in the last week.  Wading and floting are both optimal right now.  If you are looking to wade fish go upstream of carbondale to get away from the float crowds.

The Frying Pan levels have been lowered to a very good level for fishing in the last few days.  The Green Drake and big Pale Morning Dun hatches.  Excellent dry fly fishing right now. 

Roaring Fork Report Date:

                        7/24/2014

Roaring Fork Flow:

  • Frying Pan 201 CFS 
  •  Emma 710 CFS
  • Glenwood Springs 1390 CFS

Roaring Fork Mid Day Water Temp:

             63.0 @ Glenwood Mid day

Roaring Fork Current Rating (1-10):

  • 8 of 10 Above Carbondale

  • 9  of 10 Below Carbondale

Roaring Fork Fly Fishing Report:

The run off has peaked and the water levels have dropped significantly over the last week   Fishing conditions are getting much better every day the fork is best fished from a boat right now.  Nymphing and streamers are working best early.  The annual Green Drake hatch  will fire off anytime now.  The best way to catch the Drake hatch is to fish late day until dark. Good afternoon dry fly action using big attractor dry/dropper's.  Caddis and Stone flies are on the program right now.  With water still on the high side look for fish close to the banks making for both good wade and float fishing.

 Hot Flies on the Roaring Fork:

DRIES/EMERGERS- PMX's (Yellow, Peacock, Royal)  Para Wulffs, Bullet Head Stones,  Rolling  Golden Stone, Stimulator.

 NYMPHS: JR's Emerger (#18-22) Formerly Princes (#14-18) BH Pheasant Tail (#16-22) Red/ Chartuese /Zebra Copper John (#16-20)  Hares Ear(#16-20) , Barr Emerger BWO (#16-18)Pat's Rubber legs R-S2 gray/blk (#18-22) Miracle Nymph (#16-22) Eggs Chartuese/peach (#12-18) San Juan Worms (#10-14) 20 Inchers (12-16)

STREAMERS- Buggers. Invaders, Sculpzillas, Tequilly's...

USGS Roaring Fork Report:

.
Print this Page Email this Page Share

Book your colorado fly fishing trip with Fly Fishing Outfitters

 

Roaring Fork Fly Fishing

BOOK YOUR ROARING FORK RIVER FLY FISHING TRIP TODAY WITH FLY FISHING OUTFITTERS! 

CLICK HERE AND RESERVE YOUR ORVIS ENDORSED FLY FISHING GUIDE FOR YOUR NEXT FLOAT DOWN THE BEAUTIFUL ROARING FORK RIVER!

Home About Us Book A Trip Fly Fishing Services Fishing Reports Schools Resources Contact
Copyright 2009 by Fly Fishing Outfitters, llc
A One Resolution Web Solution