Location

CO
United States
39° 24' 20.556" N, 107° 10' 56.0316" W

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Fishing Report Provided by Frying Pan Anglers - Art Rowell
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Fishing Report
May 8, 2015

Current Flow: near Emma - 551cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

The warm weather has increased the run-off quickly blowing out the Crystal so that the only good water conditions in the Fork are now up towards Basalt. The caddis fishing has been excellent with the fish keying in on them aggressively.

So just head to Basalt now. If the weather cools the flows may subside a little but expect the conditions to remain colored lower down now that the run-off is appearing to pick up with the warmer weather.

Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing. Mostly weighted attractor patterns now or small nymphs and grey emerger patterns.

You can try small flies such as, copper johns, pc phlash, mercury rs2's, pheasant tails, bubble back bwos.

They will also take small soft hackles such as the grey biot emerger.

Also try attractor patternssuch as hare's ears, worms and princes.

For the stone fly nymphs good patterns continue to include the BB FB Epoxy 20 Incher, the BTB Hot Spot 20 Incher and the CTB RL Epoxy 20 Incher.

In the faster water it is also worth trying weighted nymphs such as the Frenchie and Vlad's nymph. They will get down quickly and stay close to the bottom in the faster water where the fish will locate on bright days. 

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Fishing Report Provided by Frying Pan Anglers - Art Rowell
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp: | Clarity:
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
April 22, 2015

Current Flow: near Emma - 473cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

A couple of snow days, but not particularly cold weather brought the flows up a little in the Fork as the snow melted off fairly quickly. However the flows have settled back a little as most of the snow/rain has passed for the moment. The condition of the Fork is excellent with the colder weather keeping the run-off mild.

There are nice BWO and midge hatches bringing the fish to the surface in the quieter sections. Generally however the fish are taking emergers so it is better to use emergers subsurface rather than dries on top.

On the bright days the fish are tending to stay low or in the riffles close to drop zones. So fish with plenty of weight into these areas where the fish are seeking protection.

It is a great time to get out onto the Fork now.

Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing. Mostly weighted attractor patterns now or small nymphs and grey emerger patterns.

You can try small flies such as, copper johns, pc phlash, mercury rs2's, pheasant tails, bubble back bwos.

They will also take small soft hackles such as the grey biot emerger.

Also try attractor patternssuch as hare's ears, worms and princes.

For the stone fly nymphs good patterns continue to include the BB FB Epoxy 20 Incher, the BTB Hot Spot 20 Incher and the CTB RL Epoxy 20 Incher.

In the faster water it is also worth trying weighted nymphs such as the Frenchie and Vlad's nymph. They will get down quickly and stay close to the bottom in the faster water where the fish will locate on bright days. 

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