Frying Pan River Report

Frying Pan River Report
May 11, 2023 manager
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Flow: 170cfs/below Ruedi Reservoir

Conditions: While other fisheries in the area are struggling with runoff conditions, the Frying Pan River remains low and clear with good fishing though crowds are fairly high given the lack of options. Higher water flows are finally here again after fishing in a trickle for the past few months. Midges and BWOs are pretty common most days with the majority of rising fish being seen during afternoons and evenings. Nymphing prior to the hatches using small and dark BWO nymphs trailed with black or gray emergers has been best. The mysis shrimp fishing has been much improved with the increase in water flows. Sporadic hatches of caddis and stoneflies can be encountered along the lower river. The streamer bite has been pretty decent lately with the bigger water and the abundance of overcast we’ve had lately.


Dries: Polywing Midge Adult, CDC Midge Adult, Stillborn Midge, Trailing Shuck Midge, Zelon Midge, Comparadun Adams, CDC BWO Comparadun, Mole Fly, Roy’s Special Emerger, Almost Dun, Quill Body BWO Parachute, No Hackle BWO, Silhouette Dun BWO

Nymphs: 2Bit Hooker, PTs, Split Back BWO, Epoxyback Baetis, BTS Baetis, CDC RS2s, Mayhems, Foam Wing RS2, Foam Back Chocolate, Polywings, Medallion Midge, Bling Midge, Miracle Midge, Jiggy Mysis, Flashtail Mini Egg

Streamers: Jig Mini Bugger, Bubble Guppy, Thin Mints, Sculpzillas, PSLs