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»Above Reudi Reservoir
Current:   N/A 
6 Hrs Ago:   N/A 
12 Hrs Ago:   78 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   77 cfs

Below Reudi Reservoir
Current:   267 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   267 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   267 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   267 cfs
Gage Height:   2.04 ft

The Pan has returned to pre-runoff levels, low and clear, this means good fishing both sub-surface and dry-fly opportunities. PMD's are all over the river. Make sure your fly box is well equipped with these tasty bugs if you head over to the Basalt area. Interestingly enough about the PMD's on the Pan, a variety of them are pink as opposed to the tan/yellowish color we are used to seeing here on the Front Range. Green drakes are moving their way up the canyon. These picky trout cannot resist this large mayfly. A well-drifted green drake pattern late in the evening can be deadly. You may catch the majority of your fish between 6pm and nightfall. Don't forget your headlamp and don't forget to put batteries in your headlamp! Overcast and rainy days can be exceptional fishing while hot and sunny days can be a bit tougher. Tackle should be sized down for technical tailwater fishing, 5x works but 6x is better. Fluorocarbon is a good bet too, as it refracts light the same as water and is virtually invisible to fish. Another good option for the Pan is a cranefly larva. These bugs typically are found in still water scenarios but being a tailwater, The Fryingpan fish have been known to crush these large grubs. Middle and lower rivers will see more prolific hatches of caddis, PMD and drakes where as the upper river will see more consistent hatches. With the dog day of summer behind us, look for the cooler and changing weather to be an indication for good fishing. Overcast days on the Pan are among the best dry fly fishing days out there. If you find fish rising, try not to line them with your cast, that is, don't throw you fly at them from directly below. Move your feet to get a better angle on the fish or a down stream drift is always better than not. Crowds are still thick so early and late in the day can be good, weekdays are great if you got em.

Report Updated On: 08/20/2017
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