River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 97 cfsCurrent Temp: 50°F 
River Statistics:
»Above Reudi Reservoir
Current:   97 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   101 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   103 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   95 cfs
Gage Height:   2.21 ft

The Fryingpan is a great Winter fishery for anyone trying to get away for the weekend or pull an all day burner. Most people like to flock up towards the dam and try their hand at catching a river pig, but the often overlooked lower river can also provide some action on the warmer days. Up top, Mysis Shrimp are king, and a Mysis-Midge-Midge rig is generally my go to. Top flies include the Mercury Midge, Bling Midge, Top Secret Midge, and the Jujubee as far as little stuff goes, and I personally like a BTS or Sands Mysis for my shrimp. Small general attractors can also help your day out, and in a weird tailwater environment like the Pan, fish will always eat an egg. Be sure to fish light tippet (6x fluoro is best) and a clear or inconspicuous indicator, as well as staying low to the water if you're trying to sight fish. I'd like to see the flows bump up a little before i head up there. With that being said, its only a matter of time before they start unleashing the water, lots of snow this winter will lead to a great spring/summer/fall flow. If the flows do pump up, the flats can be downright stupid with those bigger, toilet bowl fish flushing out to the flats and can be sight fished with ease. Be cautious with wading as there are always opportunities for the fish to be spawning, watch your step! Eggs will come into play throughout the month of February and into March and April as the big boy bows make their run. Lower down in the canyon, the turnouts have been somewhat plowed so pick and choose your spots. Lower in the canyon the fish are a little less pressured and will take a well presented dry under the right conditions, overcast and wet. BWO's will be the best top water action as we move towards pre-runoff fishing scenarios.

Report Updated On: 02/13/2017
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