Roaring Fork at Glenwood

Fishing Report

UPDATED: 08/31/2023

Flow: 800 cfsRiver Graph

The Roaring fork is a true "freestone" stream from its headwaters along Independence, to its confluence with the Colorado River near Glenwood Springs, CO. The upper stretches of The Roaring Fork are tight with a steep gradient, offering pocket water fishing for Brook and Rainbow Trout. Between the towns of Basalt and Glenwood Springs the Roaring Fork is wider with less gradient, which produces great trout holding water. Access is avaible in this stretch for both the wade, and float fisherman.

Current Conditions:

River Flow:

Flows are right around 800 cfs at Glenwood.

Water Temperature: 


Water Clarity:

4' feet depending on section of river and rain

Current Food Sources:

Golden Stoneflies | PMDs | Rusty Spinners | Sculpin | Midges 

Flies to Try:

Guides Choice Dozen $24.99


 TDJ Golden Stone size 8-16  | Egan's Jig Frenchie size 14 - 16 | Tungsten CDC Hare's Ear size 12-18 | JuJu Baetis red or purple size 18-22 | UV Midge black 18-22 | Sparkle Wing RS2 black size 18-22 |


| Purple Parachute Adams (Purple Haze) size 14-16 | Missing Link Caddis size 14-16 | Pearl and Elk Caddis size 18 | Parachute Extended Body BWO size 16-22 | CDC Morgan’s Midge size 18-22 |


  Sparkle Minnow in Olive/white or Brown/Yllw | Articulated Goldie | Galloup's Dungeon black or white | Chou’s Fortune Cookie white size 4 | Kyle’s Super Yummy yellow size 4 | 

Guide Tip of the Week:

We have been seeing awesome flows and fishing on the Fork lately. Although double dries are my favorite thing to throw on the fork, hopper dropper rigs have been super productive. In terms of double dries, it is hard to match a subtle PMD or Caddis pattern. Streamer fishing can be very productive on the lower Fork if the bugs/dry fly fishing is slow.



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