South Fork of the Rio Grande Fly Fishing Report
- Flow: 97.2 cfs
- Wind: 5 MPH
- Temp: 64.8 °F
- High/Low: 58/34
The South Fork of the Rio Grande is the largest tributary of the Rio Grande. The South Fork will fish much like the main stem of the Rio.
Summer: Caddis, Mayflies, Terrestrials, Stoneflies, Streamers
Fall: Midges, Mayflies, Caddis, Streamers Terrestrials
The river is fishable year round, however the summer and fall are typically the most productive. A wide array of aquatic insects- including Salmonflies- make appearances throughout the warmer months and the fish take notice. Terrestrial patterns with a beadhead dropper can be very effective from mid-summer through fall. Sculpins are plentiful in the river as well and fishing a streamer can be very effective at times.
From the town of South Fork (where the river meets the Rio Grande), take Hwy 160 approximately 4 miles towards Pagosa Springs. There will be a campground on your left. Park here and hike up or down river.