Location

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

Fishing Reports

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
October 20, 2014

Current Flow: near Emma - 427cfs

A magnificent week's weather and the float conditions were ideal. The river continues to fall and was pristine this week after clear skies. The coming week promises similar conditions so the floating in the warmth of a fading autumn with the colors and big strong fish making the last dash for the larger bugs before the cold of winter arrives makes for the best fishing on offer.

Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing. Use small baetis and pmd nymphs after a large stonefly patterns. The browns are starting to think about the coming spawn so try streamers but it is early and so far most of the streamer fishing has just involved a lot of casting practice for little return.

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.

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.

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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
October 13, 2014

Current Flow: near Emma - 515cfs

With rain and cold at the end of the week, the Fork has pushed up again to some of the highest levels at this time of year. It still affords the opoprtunity to float in a raft from Basalt which is quite a treat given that the weather has generally been very comfortable.

Most float traffic is now confined to the lower section below Carbondale. But the wade access is excellent with the lower flows and offering good fishing the full length of the Fork.

Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing. Use small baetis and pmd nymphs after a large stonefly patterns. The browns are starting to think about the coming spawn so try streamers but it is early and so far most of the streamer fishing has just involved a lot of casting practice for little return.

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.

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.

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