Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 166
Wind: None Clarity: Off-Color
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: "The Colorado fly fishing for the Rocky Mountain bonefish was great. We caught lots of fish on Jay Zimmerman's backstabber carp fly from Umpqua Feather Merchants."

Current Conditions at Downtown:

We found some nice fish tailing is a slick pool down by Denver's very own REI hole. The fly fishing was great!

The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Off-Color.

Likely Catch

Species: Carp
Weight: 5 lbs 6 oz
Length: 24 inches
Girth: 11 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Downtown

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 20

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies for Downtown

Fly: Backstabber Carp Fly
Color: Black
Size: 12
Time: All Day
Backstabber Carp Fly Backstabber Carp Fly
Fly: San Jaun Worm
Color: Red
Size: 18
Time: All Day
San Jaun Worm San Jaun Worm

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late March

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 

Midges

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 


Weather for Downtown

Current: 46 °F Overcast Wind: 4 MPH NW
Current Condtions

Overcast

Temperature: 46 °F
Humidity: 73%
Wind: 4 mph NW
Pressure: 14.72 psi
Cloud Cover: 100%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Patchy light rain with thunder<br/> High: 55 °F  <br/>Low: 38 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph SE
Patchy light rain with thunder
High: 55 °F
Low: 38 °F
Wind: 6 mph SE
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 66 °F  <br/>Low: 40 °F <br/> Wind: 4 mph SW
Sunny
High: 66 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 4 mph SW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 66 °F  <br/>Low: 40 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph S
Sunny
High: 66 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 6 mph S