River Report
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River Statistics:
Glenwood Springs
Current:   733 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   723 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   733 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   733 cfs
Gage Height:   3.05 ft

Dropping and clearing in the Roaring Fork Valley. This renewed river is in prime shape. The bugs of summer are popping. Terrestrials are definitely on the menu, so think beetles hoppers and ants. Golden stones have also been seen on many of the forks sections. One of the main bugs that has been a consistent producer is the Drakes. This big mayfly has been spotted in drones past Basalt. Mid-day hatches are not uncommon on the Fork while the most prevalent hatch is late in the evening and into dark. PMD's and yellow sallies are the main food source during the day while drakes and caddis make up the diet later in the day. Streamers have been very effective from a boat both in the mornings and towards the evenings. Fish are holding in feeding lanes throughout the day. Behind structure, seams, foam lines, edges, riffles, drop-offs and tail out of runs. If you find a pod of rising fish, odds are that its PMD's during the morning/day. 4 and 5x are great options for tackle size. A dry dropper would be my initial rig. Something foamy up top with a larger p-tail or stone fly nymph underneath about 3' with a smaller PMD or caddis larva nymph #18-16 below that. If you are headed up to fish the drakes now is your time to go. Big p-tails #12-14, olive p tails #12-14, poxyback green drake nymphs #12-14, CDC p-tail #12-16 and guide choice hares ear #14-16. Dries I like are the lucent wing green drake #12-14, Sparkle Dun green drake #12-14, Foam Green drake #12-14. Either Double dry with the lower floating imitation behind the indicator or higher floating drake pattern. Also a dry dropper rig with a large p-tail underneath can do wonders.

Report Updated On: 08/20/2017
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