Fishing Report

Fishing for native cutthroat in the high country. See more photos on the blog.

Anglers can enjoy fishing in the Ridgway area year round. See the fishing report below for general information for our rivers and streams for this time of year. For a detailed fishing report for each of the rivers, please visit the RIGS Fishing Report.

October 19, 2017

We have midges and small fall BWOs hatching on the various rivers in our area. If fish are sipping small bugs, try a size 18 to 22 Mole Fly (gray, olive or brown), or a small parachute pattern, Griffith’s Gnat, or BWO pattern. For nymph fishing, try a tandem nymph rig using a combination of small mayfly nymphs and midges. San Juan Worms and egg patterns are also working well. Good mayfly nymphs include Barr’s BWO Emergers, Two-Bit Hookers, Copper Johns, Juju Baetis, Micro Mayflies, and small Pheasant Tails. For midges, fish small (size 20-24) black, zebra, olive, brown, cream, or red midge larva and emerger patterns. Watch for spawning brown trout this time of year. Anglers should stay off the redds and leave the spawning trout alone.

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