Updated: 9/22/19
Rocky Mountain National Park-
Flows on the Colorado River and East Inlet creeks have come down to barely a trickle. This time of year, fishing in the park will not turn on until the water warms up, usually around 9:30 or 10:00 in the morning. Dry fly fishing has still been good, try small mayflies such as Blue Wing Olives.

Current River Flows Here

Flies:
Nymphs: #18 Mighty Mite Tan, #18 Quasimodo PT, #18 CDC PT Olive, #18 The Ticket Brown/Green, #16-18 CDC Double Down PT Red, #16 Barr’s Uncased Caddis

Dries: #18-20 Parachute Adams, #16 Deer Hair Ant Black, #16-18 Foam Beetle, #16-18 Mahogany, #16-18 Cutters Caddis Tan, #18-20 PMD, #16-18 AK’s Red Quill, #16-18 Elk Hair Caddis, #18 BWO

Streamers: #10 Thin Mint,#10 Balanced Swim Leech, #10-12 Olive Wooly Bugger

Colorado River (Parshall)-

A stone fly trailed by a sparkle wing RS-2 is still the go-to rig for this section of the Colorado River. Weekend traffic has been heavy with the great fall weather but the fishing has been good.

Current River Flows Here

Flies:
Nymphs:Pat’s Rubber Legs Blk/Brn, Jiggy Mega Stone, #12 Runt Stone Black, #16 Rubber Legged CDC PT, #12-16 Copper John, #18 Barrs BWO Emerger, #18-20 Sparkle Wing RS2, #16-18 The Ticket Green/Brown, #14 Tabou Caddis

Dries: #12-16 Chubby Chernobyl, #18-20 Parachute Adams, #16-18 Cutters Caddis, #16-18 Elk Hair Caddis, #16 Mahogany, #16-20 PMD

Streamers: #4 CH Bow River Bugger White, #4 Rio Precious Metal, #10 Balanced Leech Black

Colorado River (Pumphouse)- We have been catching some great sized browns on our recent float trips. Blue poisons have been a great pattern when the stones and RS2s aren’t getting the job done.

Current River Flows Here

Flies:

Nymphs: #10-12 Pat’s Rubber Legs Blk/Brn, Jiggy Mega Stone, #12 Runt Stone Black, #16 Rubber Legged CDC PT, #12-16 Copper John, #18 Barrs BWO Emerger, #18-20 Sparkle Wing RS2, #18-20 Juju Baetis Black and Purple, #18 Jujubee Midge, #16-18 The Ticket Green/Brown

Dries: #18-20 Parachute Adams, #16-18 Cutters Caddis, #16-20 PMD, #16-18 Elk Hair Caddis, #16-18 Mahogany, #16-18 AK’s Red Quill, #18-20 BWO

Streamers: #4 CH Bow River Bugger White, #4 Rio Precious Metal, #10 Balanced Leech Black

Lakes

Grand Lake/Shadow Mountain-

Fall temperatures have brought water temps back down and have led to some good lake trout fishing on Grand. Trolling the bottom in 40-60 feet of water has been effective as of late for lakers and browns alike in Grand Lake. Shore fisherman should try Power bait and worms at public access points. If you’re targeting Kokanee, try a meal worm on a slip bobber. Fishing a Rapala along the far bank has been effective on Shadow Mountain.

Lake Granby-

September and October will bring about some good Lake Trout fishing in Lake Granby as well. As they become more active in shallower water, try jigging tube jigs with some sucker meat attached to the hook. Grand Bay will also be fishing well this time of year on spoons and Rapalas before they close the bay to fishing.

Williams Fork Reservoir- Jigging tubes, grubs, and swimbaits in 30-60 feet of water has still been producing nice size lake trout. If you are hunting trophy sized lake trout, Williams Fork is a great option. Williams Fork has also been a good place to chase some pike during the last month.

Wolford Reservoir-