With the flows in the Pan consistently at 327cfs, the fish have settled in to the higher flows, the bugs have come off well and the fishing has been good provided one takes account of the higher flows. We are approaching the level that makes it harder to wade. Provided the flows stay at these levels the fishing with be fine.
The reports of drakes have been excellent over the past week. The drakes have been later this year, but patience has been rewarded. The Fork remains in excellent condition as well as the Colorado.
Over the next week the temperatures are expected to fall a little but generally the forecast is for good weather with little rain.
The prognosis for next week is generally for great fishing.
The river has been consistent this past week and the bugs have reacted accordingly with good hatches of drakes, pmd's, and BWO's. The fishing is excellent.
Recommended Flies:Use midges, bwo, drake and PMD patterns. There are caddis about as well.
Recommended Flies:Use midges, bwos, and egg patterns.
For mysis at the dam use Mike's Mysis. epoxy mysis, and BDV mysis.
The midges will come off during the day, particularly if it is sunny. So try Wilson's Reverse Candy Cane #20, red and black chironocones #20, nick's larva in miracle pink, olive, and purple back, brassies #18 - #22, midge larva patterns #18 - #22, copper johns #18 - #22, rainbow warriors, black polywings #18 - #22 and bling midges # 18 - #22.
In addition try dry patterns such as the z-wing real midge, black cdc midge and any similar dry black and gray patterns in sizes from #20 through to #26.
The fish are taking generic nymphs such as pheasant tails and caddis larva patterns. The BWO's are coming off as well. Try emerger patterns such as rs2's and WD-50's.
For BWO naturals use standard BWO's, parachute BWO's, parachute Adams, and Thorax patterns.
Current Flow: near Emma - 528cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).
The fishing conditions are great now. The best results are from nymphing in the bright conditions. The best floating is from above Carbondale because from the Carbondale put-in down, it remains a veritable armarda. We saw several rafts out today above Carbondale enjoying the conditions and the better flows.
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 yellow sallies as well as streamers.
The Colorado has cleared and the conditions are good.
Generally the way to go is nymphing with small baetis, the FPA sparkle baetis, sparkle rs2's and biot emergers.
For stonefly nymphs use the BTB Hot Spot 20 Incher, rubberleg patterns such as Mike's BTB Coffee/Black and the Halloween Speckled Girdle Bug, with midges, worms and small baetis patterns behind the lead fly.
Try streamers as well.