Roaring Fork River Fishing Report

Roaring Fork River Fishing Report
September 20, 2023 manager
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Roaring Fork River

Flow: 146cfs/Aspen (Jaffe Park), 396cfs/Basalt, 658cfs/Glenwood Springs

Conditions: Fishing has certainly picked back up with the cooler water and air temps! We’re in that special summer to fall overlap where the fish are back to feeding more aggressively after the heat of August and the first half of September. As water flows decrease so too does the size of our flies (excluding streamers) as BWOs are now the main hatch. The fish seem to know that winter is not too far off and have the feed bag on. Mornings are on the slow side with the best fishing taking place during afternoons and evenings. Hopper/dropper/dropper or shallow nymph rigs generally get the job done. The streamer bite is still picking up but with the right weather (overcast) can be dynamite. Feel free to give us a call for daily river conditions at 970.963.5741


Dries: Caddis Variant Ginger, Egg Laying Caddis, Chubby Chernobyl Gold/Olive, Juicy Hopper, Fat Alberts, Parachute Hopper, Tarantulas, Flying Ants

Nymphs: Rubberleg Stones, Zirdles, Jig Prince, Dick Teasers, GuidesChoice HE, Mayhems, Rainbow Warriors, Duracells, Perdigons, Bullets, Soft Hackle PT, RS2s, 2Bits, BTS Baetis, Biot Emergers

Streamers: Sculpilicious, Sculpzilla, Mini Dungeons, Beldar Buggers, Thin Mints, Skully Buggers, Orange Blossoms, Autumn Splendors