Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 83
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: "Egg, Mysis, Midge!"

Current Conditions at Blue River Below Dillon:

My buddy hitting a fat 6 pound Rainbow!

Great day out on the river with a old friend.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 6 lbs 0 oz
Length: 19 inches
Girth: 0 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Blue River Below Dillon

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Micro Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 26/micro

Time: All Day

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Blackish

Size: 24

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies for Blue River Below Dillon

Fly: Egg
Color: Orangish
Size: 18
Time: AM
Egg Egg
Fly: Mysis
Color: White
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Mysis Mysis
Fly: U.V. Midges
Color: Blackish Purple
Size: 22
Time: AM
U.V. Midges U.V. Midges

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late April

Caddisflies

Insects: American Grannom
Color: Bright Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: Early Morning & Afternoon
Size: 10-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Tan Short Horn Sedge
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow
Dates: Mar 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Mayflies

Insects: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Western Black Quill
Color: Purplish Black to Grayish Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Jun 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Midges

Insects: Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Apr 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Chocolate Brown Midge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Feb 15 – Dec 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Snow Midge
Color: Gray to Charcoal
Dates: Jan 1 – Dec 31
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 24-28
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Stoneflies

Insects: Micro Black
Color: Dark Brown to Black
Dates: Jan 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Skwala Stone
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage.
Size: 6-12
Spinner Fall:
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Winter Black
Color: Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Weather for Blue River Below Dillon

Current: 34 °F Overcast Wind: 0 MPH WSW
Current Condtions

Overcast

Temperature: 34 °F
Humidity: 64%
Wind: 0 mph WSW
Pressure: 14.65 psi
Cloud Cover: 100%
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 49 °F  <br/>Low: 32 °F <br/> Wind: 13 mph WSW
Sunny
High: 49 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 13 mph WSW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Moderate or heavy snow with thunder<br/> High: 41 °F  <br/>Low: 29 °F <br/> Wind: 8 mph WNW
Moderate or heavy snow with thunder
High: 41 °F
Low: 29 °F
Wind: 8 mph WNW
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Moderate or heavy snow with thunder<br/> High: 43 °F  <br/>Low: 32 °F <br/> Wind: 9 mph WNW
Moderate or heavy snow with thunder
High: 43 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 9 mph WNW