Roaring Fork River Fishing Report

Roaring Fork River Fishing Report
April 15, 2024 manager
In River Reports

Roaring Fork River

Flow: 160/Aspen, 517cfs/Basalt, 1,020cfs/Glenwood Springs

Conditions: Spring has sprung – water conditions are variable along the lower river below the Crystal River confluence. Warm weather speeds up runoff while cold spells will give us fishable windows. Above the Crystal, the river is seeing higher water but with a nice green, fishable color. Caddis and stoneflies are now the dominant insects. Worms, eggs, and other junk bugs will still fool plenty of fish right now too. Remember, as the river continues to rise in volume, fishing the “soft” water often trumps fly selection. Short and heavy rigs are often best. The upper river near Snowmass/Aspen is still seeing predominantly midges and BWOs in the way of hatches. Meanwhile the middle river gets the mix of leftover fifth-season hatches in addition to spring hatches of caddis and stones. The fishing has been solid in this stretch.

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Dries: BWO Sparkledun, Roy’s Special, Para Quill BWO, Hackle Dun BWO, Stimi’s, Caddis Variants, Mini Foamulators, Chubby Chernobyls, PMXs, Foam Elk Hair Caddis

Nymphs: Rubberlegs, Zirdles, 20Inchers, BH Golden Rubber Leg, Sili Worms, Flashtail Eggs, Pearl Jam, Jig Breadcrust, Jig FKAs, TB Electric Caddis, Buckskins, Guides Choice Hares Ear, Puparazzi, Soft Hackle PTs, BH Zug Bugs, Tung Sparklwing RS2s, Foam Wing Emergers, Split Case BWO, Tung PT Olive, Dick Teasers, Mexican Flag

Streamers: Dungeons, Gongas, Sculpzillas, Jig Thin Mints, Sculpilicious, Sculpzilla, Skully Buggers, Clousers