Tim's Roaring River Fishing Report





Tim Homesley has been fishing Roaring River State Park for over 30 years, and has fished an average of 300 days per year for the last 23 years.




In addition to his own outstanding experience on the local streams and lakes, Tim also has access to the experience of the three guides he runs out of his shop.

You can always get the up-to-the-minute fishing information you need by stopping by Tim's Fly Shop!







Guide Phil Glaze, now working through Tim's Fly Shop






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The MDC is going to stock 100 lunkers, 3 to 6 lbs and 1100 regular sized trout next week into R.R. We should have a really good opener, the water is still nice, and running well, still clear. Should be some good B.W.O. hatches, caddis and still might see some ants around, really hasn't frosted here yet, maybe even be a few hoppers around. Going to be a nice weekend, the forcast is for sunny weather.

Buggers should be good right out of the gate, and then I'll probably fish a mega worm or a San Juan worm or probably an egg pattern.

Nymph fishing will be very productive, copper johns, sow bugs, pheasant tails, burlaps, and hares ears should be very good.

I'll start with an olive or a black bugger, size #8 and will go smaller as the day progresses. Cracklebacks, ginger wooly worms, olive wooly worms and black wooly worms should be good.

Soft hackles are good all year long, and fun to fish, just swing em thru the hole, fish will hook themselves sometimes.

I suggest 9' leaders and 5X or 4x first thing in the morning, and as you go smaller go smaller on the tippet, dry fly fishing use 7X and nymphs 6X works fine, if your targeting bigger fish only
go with 5X or heaiver, we want to land them as quick as we can and not wear them completely out, this is very hard on the trout.

If you are spin fishing marabou jigs, glo-balls, San Juan worms, small spinners (single hook only) and maybe a nymph on a indicator, you can catch them very well on a spinning rod, 2 or 4 lb is best, again if you are targeting larger trout only use the heaiver line.

I like a gold spinner most of the time, but sometimes you'll do well with a painted spinner.

Shop is open Friday and Saturday, 10-1, and sometimes on Sunday.

     - Updated 11/05/15




August 2013 flood photos: 










Guide Phil Glaze












Tim caught this 20" McCloud River rainbow out of Crane Creek. 







Here's a beautiful 15-lb, 31 1/2" Char that Tim Homesley caught on a trip to Alaska.




For the latest water conditions from the USGS, log on to http://waterdata.usgs.gov:80/nwis/uv?07050152 .













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