: Frying Pan River - Ruedi
As of 11/20/2019, flows have increase since the last report on this stretch of the frying pan river but some turbidity is being reported with mossy conditions. Despite the mossy conditions, dry flies are still working well and there are reports of BWOs hatching. Midge and baetis are the main bugs hatching on the river and have been observed to be fairly strong on some days typically around 11am to 3pm. The brown trout spawn is strong so local guides and shops are strongly encouraging anglers to be careful of the REDDS. Streamer fishing has also been productive lately and especially in the later parts of the day. Smaller streamers in the shaded areas on sunny days or around deeper pools during cloudy days can give you a good shot at some of the bigger fish in that stretch of the water. Be sure to use a stealthy approach to the waters edge and try fishing from the bank when possible to prevent spooking any lurking trout. A good nymph setup should do the trick and midges will work as well. Fishing pressure is beginning to drop on the Frying Pan, which makes an excellent opportunity to get on some excellent fishing away from the crowds. Use finer tippets and also use small nymphs. Flows: CFS 85 (11/21/2019)
Reported by: Colorado D.O.W
Lures & Spinners
Fryingpan and Roaring Fork Rivers: These rivers offer some of the finest fly and lure fishing for trout in the United States. Catch-and-release sections on the Fryingpan River below Ruedi Reservoir provide an opportunity to catch rainbow trout up to 10 pounds! The Roaring Fork River offers the best mountain whitefish angling in the state. Location: Take Interstate 70 to Glenwood Springs, then Highway 82 to Basalt and Aspen.