After the threat of some snow over the past week, the storms passed us by and settled on the front range plains. There is a forecast from some possible snow tonight and tomorrow but the probability is low. After that the remainder of the week calls for for clear skies and temperatures in the mid to high 40's during the day.
We have been away at the Somerset Fly Fishing show in New Jersey and visiting some old friends and making new ones in the North East. Over the past week the fishing remained excellent with Mike picking up a 27" rainbow. Check out all the photo's. The denver post has picked up on the great fishing as well.
So if you are coming up the fishing remains excellent and the conditions relatively comfortable.
Current Flow: below the Dam 91cfs. (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)
The threatened bad weather spared us and passed by leaving us relatively unscathed over the past week. The front range caught some snow which will be useful for the water storage. The fishing has been excellent as the photos this week attest.
The coming week should be generally clear with temperatures remaining in the mid 40's making days out on the river decidedly pleasant. So if you have a chance, dress for cold weather and take a few hours off. The sun is getting higher now and as a result the direct sun on the surface of the river is making a lot more streches of the Pan warm during the days. The bugs are hatching nicely affording good fishing now in the top several miles of the river.
Recommended Flies:There is good fishing now on midges and BWO's.
The midges will come off during the day, particularly if it is sunny. So try WD-40's #20, red and black chironocones #20, brassies #18 - #22, midge larva patterns #18 - #22, copper johns #18 - #22, black polywings #18 - #22 and garcia's rojo midges # 18 - #22.
Current Flow: near Emma - iced-up (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).
The fishing has been very good of late with the fish on a typical winter dries, of eggs, worms, midge larvae, small baetis and stonefly nymphs. It is all nymphing and with the river in such great condition and minimal snow it is very accessable.
Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing using eggs, worms, midge larvae and emergers, stonefly and baetis nymphs.
The water conditions on the Colorado are excellent at the moment with excellent clarity and BWO hatches coming off on the relatively warmer days. The low water has made wading access excellent.
Recommended Flies: Stonefly nymphs, rubberleg patterns, with midges, eggs, worms and small baetis patterns behind the lead fly.