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River: Roaring Fork River - Lower

Roaring fork and CO river confluence

Post By: Migboy78      Posted: 4/9/2012 3:34:28 PM     Points: 115    
Going to Glenwood for my Grandpa's 75th B-Day this weekend on the Amtrak. Is there any decent fishing (walking distance or by bus) from the Ramada Inn right by the Glenwood Caverns? Me and My dad will have a couple hours to fish Sunday morning, and would like any advice from you guys.

Thank you

 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 4/10/2012 6:31:29 AM     Points: 184621    
If they are not too muddy, the Roaring Fork and Colorado River are both excellent fisheries in town. Just a matter of whether or not they're blown out. Recent reports indicate the Roaring Fork down low is off colored.

I've caught fish to 24 inches in Glenwood.

Good luck
 Reply by: Migboy78      Posted: 4/10/2012 8:32:11 AM     Points: 115    
Thanks Flyrodn!
Never know until you give it a try.
Any tackle shops in Glenwood you would recomend?

 Reply by: fishnbddy      Posted: 4/10/2012 9:09:02 AM     Points: 20    
that is one of my favorite places to fish before run off. I grew up there and caught hundreds of browns there. My personal favorite way to fish the confluence is jigging 2-3 red and white daredevil spoons, works great along the edge of the rocks along the colorado as well. Good luck to you.
 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 4/10/2012 9:37:51 AM     Points: 184621    
There are a couple of fly shops on the way toward Carbondale. It's been a couple years since I've been there. Problem with fly shops is they tend to be narrow minded about other fishing techniques. But if you're fishing flies, they're great folks. Always geen good to me in terms of sharing current conditions, techniques, patterns, but I fly fish too.

Not familar with any tackle stores/dealers in the area.

If you're going to be fishing up the Roaring Fork toward Basalt or Cabondale, get the river map (we have them in the FXR store), I bought mine at the shop in town. It really helps with access points.

Most of the Colorado is open access, the Roaring Fork around the Confluence has good access. Closed from the trailer park up for a bit. There's access behind the Grocery before Sunlight Bridge, at Sunlight Bridge, around the airport (I believe) and the cemetary.
 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 4/10/2012 12:17:10 PM     Points: 184621    
This was emailed to me by Terry, concerning the Glenwood area.

"all feeder creeks are currently closed for the spawn including the one by
the sunlight bridge. plenty of tackle shops too"

I had forgot, but be aware many side creeks in Glenwood Canyon do have seasonal closures. I believe they are well signed, but it is always to check the regs before fishing a new or unfamilar area.

 Reply by: fire/fish fighter      Posted: 4/10/2012 6:52:06 PM     Points: 530    
Check out Roaring Fork Anglers (HWY 82 by Walmart). Great bunch of guys, mostly flyfishing but they carry spinning tackle also. They should really be able to help with spots and advice. Also, the river map is very helpful for finding access.
 Reply by: Migboy78      Posted: 4/13/2012 3:56:08 PM     Points: 115    
Thanks Guys
Leaving in the morning for Glenwood!