Frying Pan River Fishing Report

Frying Pan River Fishing Report
October 26, 2023 manager
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Flow: 63cfs/below Ruedi Reservoir

Conditions: Flows have decreased to their winter levels. The river is obviously very low and very clear. After a banner September and slower October, the fishing has picked back up with dependable hatches of BWOs and midges. The crowds of summer are finally gone too and anglers can again find some elbow room.  Overcast and warm afternoons are yielding the heaviest hatches. Light tippets of 6/7x are again mandatory. Shallow and light two-fly nymph rigs are picking up plenty of fish too. Mysis shrimp are always relevant immediately below the dam. Egg patterns are beginning to produce along the lower river, as is the streamer bite – it is fall after all!


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

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, Clousers