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.




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






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Going to be another good year, the river is in great shape, full of 3 lb + trout, and several pushing 10lbs, and lots of nice 13"-16" trout, this will be a good opener, I expect if the weather stays nice, 2000 + people on the river total, maybe more if it is very nice, but
when you have a week day opener, it makes for a big weekend after, because a lot of people just can't take off from work, but a lot of people will make the trip.

Trout fishing was great all winter, the #'s of fish in the river this year was really good. We caught trout all winter on dry flies.

Water is very clear, so the use of 2lb line on your spinning rods, and 6X on your fly rods, (7X if you're fishing dries) will work best.

We also caught trout all winter on mega worms, san juan worms, glo-balls, pheasant tail nymphs, gold ribbed hares ears, copper johns and burlaps were all good this winter.

Woolybuggers and streamers are good choices on opening day, kinda like fishing a jig on your fly rod, very effective flies.

If you are fishing a spinning rod, black, brown, green, flo. orange, and flo. pink spinners usually work well first thing in the morning, spinners are referred to as 30 minute wonders.

Marabou jigs work all day long, my favorite colors are black/yellow, white, olive, dk. brown and tan, same colors in the R.R. specials.

The water is low enough this year that Micro jigs will be very good, fished on your fly rod, under an indicator, or fished on your UL spinning gear, when throwing small jigs, I prefer 2lb or lighter mono, and if you have to 3lb will work, but the small stuff throws better on lighter line.

Eggs will work good, eggs in white, orange, flo. yellow, and the pink all work pretty good. If you use the Bio eggs, natural, and the brown work pretty good most of the time.

Worms work all day also, white, cheese, orange, electric chicken, john deere green, and the flo. pink will be good colors to use.

Small crankbaits work for bigger fish, rapalas in black/gold #5's work well as do most of the small rebel crawdad cranks.

Below the dam, nightcrawlers, corn, and minnows are all good choices, good luck...

     - Updated 02/23/16




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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