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River: Frying Pan River

Info on the Pan for Early April

Post By: bardkin      Posted: 3/23/2017 7:04:10 PM     Points: 3907    
Just wondering if anyone has been up there lately. Im heading up for early April and was looking for a good report. (Opencage has one, and its good, but was looking for a bit more detail..) Im thinking cased caddis larva? size 18 hook?

Anyway, if anyone has any new info I'd love to hear about tit. Thanks!
We are staying at a place on the hill right above the toilet bowl. I plan on fishing down the canyon mostly, maybe hit the upper. but Im probably not gonna hang out at the bowl much.
I will be checking the reports about every day till then so..
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 3/24/2017 8:10:00 AM     Points: 4492    
Have you checked the river reports? I know there's not a ton of information but some may be helpful.

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I fish there normally 3 days each Spring before Memorial Day and again in the fall after Labor day.
I started fishing the river in 2005 with fly only but have since switched to U/L spin for the most part. I still have the longrod with me and use it when a dry fly hatch occurs but have found over the years I average 6-10 fish per hour with the U/L and I can hit places on the river with the plug that I can't reach with the fly rod, just my shortcoming.
A couple recommendations,
Go early, I like to be on the river 1/2 hr before sunrise and usually quit by 10 or 11. In the afternoon 4:00 is a good start time.
It's great when the flow is 125cfs+ and I've fished the river several years ago when it was running a record 1000cfs and it fished very well.
Don't overlook the lower river, the bowl to me is not fun although there obviously are big fish there.
The worse the weather the better the fishing, fewer people more fish, I always hope for rain/snow/wind, it guarantees a great outing and a lot fewer people
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Frying Pan Anglers is a great resource for information from where/what/when, they also usually have a report on their website.
Hope this helps.
BTW, every fish I've had on the river over 20" has been well below the toilet bowl, my PB was a 29" bow on a wet snowy morning in May.
 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: 3/24/2017 7:22:20 PM     Points: 197    
I caught about 15 last weekend on a size 20 midge emerge from april throw bwo patterns n mysis and you should catch fish