Roaring Fork River Fishing Report- August 9, 2019 – Vail, Beaver Creek CO

 Updated: August 9, 2019

Flows are dropping, but still on the high side.

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 its 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 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.

8/9/2019- Flows are dropping and the conditions are improving daily. Fish are tight to the banks. Caddis, Stoneflies and Pale Morning Duns are hatching.  Best floating right now.

Recommended Patterns: PMX Royal/Peacock/Yellow size 10-16, Elk Hair Caddis size 14-16, Stimi’s Tan/Yellow/Peacock size 12-16. Copper John Red/Chartreuse size 12-18, Tung Soft Hackle PTs size 14018, FKA Prince size 12-18. Gummy worms red size 12. Tung BH Guide’s Choice Hares Ear size 12-16.

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