River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating:
River Statistics:
Glenwood Springs
Current:   -999999 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   -999999 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   -999999 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   -999999 cfs
Gage Height:   2.83 ft

Conditions are excellent for fishing most all parts of the Fork right now, as long as you come with the typical "small bugs, light tippet, careful approach" that tends to foster productivity at this time of the year. It feels like fall reports start to sound like a broken record with the whole "midges and baetis" thing, but for good reason. These small bugs are definitely the primary thing on the menu right now and for the foreseeable future for these wild trout. A technical nymph rig running 6x fluorocarbon tippet -- especially in the upper stretches of the river near Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale -- will be your best option in here right now for numbers. Try BWO nymphs such as the BTS nymph, Micro May, JuJuBaetis, Palm's Biot Mayfly, Sparkle Wing RS2, and small PTs/Frenchies in #18-22, and midges like a Mercury Midge, Biot Midge, Black Beauty, etc., in #22-24. Reports are that the observant angler can find some nice fish rising to small BWOs on top right now, too. If you see these risers and feel inclined to target them, try running some sort of a larger (using "larger" loosely here) #18 BWO in the lead as your indicator fly and dropping a tiny #22-24 Sprout Midge or Griffith's Gnat behind on 6x tippet. If you're out on a very overcast day or are just in the mood to chuck some meat around, streamers imitating sculpins and small rainbow/brown trout will also get some action. The "dark day dark streamer, bright day bright streamer" adage often will hold true on the Fork -- when fishing a streamer, target structure and the nice mid-depth areas close to the banks. Productive streamers include Sculpzillas, Slumpbusters, Buggers, Gongas, the Circus Peanut, and the brown trout-flavored Dirty Hippie.

Report Updated On: 11/14/2017
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