The weatherman's prediction for this past week was accurate with temperatures climbing a little and some rain. There was enough overnight rain on Friday to put paid to floats on Saturday morning. But with the additional flow in the Pan from the releases during the week the Pan was excellent and helped clear the Fork above Carbondale by Saturday afternoon.
The prediction for the coming week is a little more rain and cooler temperatures in the mid 70's to 80's. It will be excellent conditions for dry fly fishing on the Pan in the higher water. Provided there isn't too much rain the Fork should remain clear, certainly above Carbondale. But the Crystal has been behaving badly so the lower Fork is intermittent while the Colorado struggles to improve.
The increased releases from the Pan have pushed up the flows nicely in the Fork. On the weekend it was evident that a few rafters were putting in at Basalt to make the journey to Carbondale and their passage, though a little rough seemed fine enough. So if the flows stay at this level, with a little wor