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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
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Clear
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
September 29, 2014
Current Flow: near Emma - 464cfs With the drop in releases from Ruedi, the Fork from Basalt has dropped so now it is in the mid 400'scfs. It is still possible to float from Basalt in a raft but be prepared to do some work. Most of the floating will now be below Carbondale or on the Colorado. The wade fishing is good on the Fork principally nymphing but when it clouds over there are hatches in the slower sections. The river works at Basalt have to stop by 1st October. They have put in some drop zones which will be interesting to fish when the habitat settles down. Next year, I suspect that dredging heavy deep water rigs will produce some massive fish. It will be fun to find out. As the season winds down the bigs browns are starting to move. Harry had clients trying streamers and reported some big fish showing interest but not really aggressive yet. It is just a matter of time. Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing. Use small baetis and pmd nymphs after a large stonefly pattern. Alternatively sink caddis pupae patterns. Try small baetis such as the FPA Sparkle Baetis, the FPA Thorax Emerger, and black pheasant tails have also worked well. For emergers, the rs2 in black or gray. Also the sparkle wing rs2. For small flies, copper johns, pc phlash, mercury rs2's, pheasant tails, bubble back bwos. Also try PMD nymphs, rusty spinners and yellow sallies. 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 afternoon, black and purple streamers such as black buggers have also produced results. For the drakes in the evening the H & L Variant is a must as it will remain visible into dark. Otherwise try the Colorado Drake, the adult drake, and the hairwing dun.
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Fishing Report Provided by Frying Pan Anglers - Art Rowell
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:51-60 F | Clarity: Clear
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
September 22, 2014
Current Flow: near Emma - 515cfs The flows at Basalt are now the lowest they have been since run-off. The conditions in the river are excellent even though the Town is still doing some river work below the bridge in town. They were putting in some drop zones this week to protect the banks. In time these will be great places to do some deep dredging with nymphs to get the bigger fish right in town. Generally it has been too bright for the fish to come up on the Fork to dries in the day but today it was cloudy so it was worth checking out. And sure enough towards Aspen where the Fork is wider and slows a little there was a nice BWO hatch and fish were feeding on the surface. They took BWO parachutes and weren't particularly discerning. With the flows at these levels the Fork is in perfect condition to enjoy wading or floating from Basalt. Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing. Use small baetis and pmd nymphs after a large stonefly pattern. Alternatively sink caddis pupae patterns. Try small baetis such as the FPA Sparkle Baetis, the FPA Thorax Emerger, and black pheasant tails have also worked well. For emergers, the rs2 in black or gray. Also the sparkle wing rs2. For small flies, copper johns, pc phlash, mercury rs2's, pheasant tails, bubble back bwos. Also try PMD nymphs, rusty spinners and yellow sallies. 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 afternoon, black and purple streamers such as black buggers have also produced results. For the drakes in the evening the H & L Variant is a must as it will remain visible into dark. Otherwise try the Colorado Drake, the adult drake, and the hairwing dun.
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