LOWER ROARING FORK- CARBONDALE TO GLENWOOD
FLOW: 579 cfs in Glenwood Springs ALL CLOSURES HAVE ENDED!
WATER CONDITIONS: Low and clear on days with no rain, muddy and blown on days with rain. Keep an eye on the water temperatures.
OVERALL RATING: 7 out of 10
FOOD SOURCES PRESENT: Pale Morning Duns, BWOs, Caddis, Golden Stoneflies, Midges
THE LOW DOWN: All restrictions have been lifted and the water has been quite cold in the mornings. We are all keeping an eye on water temperatures, but the warm-water-woes are in the rear view mirror.
While we are very happy to be having a strong monsoon season, several mudslides up the Crystal River have led to frequent blow outs in this section of the river. Check below the confluence with the Crystal and Roaring Fork to see water clarity and conditions before you launch your boat.
The nymphing game can be strong in the morning leading with large bugs such as Cat Poop Stone Flies or Prince Nymphs. Follow these with a smaller baetis pattern.
HATCHES: , Yellow Sallies 16-18, Caddis 14-18, Blue Winged Olives 18-20, Golden Stoneflies 6-10, Midges 18-26
NYMPHS: Poxyback Golden Stone 8-12, Prince Nymph 16-20, Tung Torin's Soft Hackle 16-18, Copper John 14-16, BLMs 18-20, Freestone Emerger 22, RS2s 20-22, Polywing Emerger 18-20, Biot Baetis 18-20, Soft Hackle BWO 20-22, Imposters 20-22, , TC Poxy Biot Baetis 22, Jerome Baetis 20-22, RIP Midge 22
DRIES: Lawson's EZ Caddis 16-18, Pearl and Elk Caddis 16-18, Missing Link Caddis 14-18, Perfect Baetis 20, CDC Comparadun BWO 18-20, No Hackle BWO 20, Roy's Special Fryingpan Emerger 20-22, Rogue Foam Golden Stone 6-8, Chubby Chernobyl 8-12, Hatching Midge 20-22, HOH CDC Spent Midge 22-24, HOH CDC Midge Adult 24, Morgans Midge 18-20, Sprout Midge 18-20, Griffiths Gnat 20
HINTS: Generally, warm and cloudy tend to be good PMD days, and hot and sunny tend to be good caddis days.
Upper Roaring Fork: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/co/nwis/uv/?site_no=09076300&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060
Middle Roaring Fork: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?09081000
Lower Roaring Fork: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?09085000