Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group

 

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012

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 Black Midge Larva Illustration Black Midge Emerger Illustration Black Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Black Midge
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: All Day

Recommended Flies for Downtown

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

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late July

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
© The Flyfisher Group

Caddisflies

Green Sedge Olive to Gray Brown Jul 15 -
Sep 30
Morning & Afternoon 12-14 NA
Green Sedge Larva illustration Green Sedge Emerger illustration Green Sedge Adult illustration
Little Black Sedge Chocolate to Black Jul 15 -
Sep 30
Sporadic 16-18 NA
Little Black Sedge Larva illustration Little Black Sedge Emerger illustration Little Black Sedge Adult illustration
Little Plain Brown Sedge Brown to Chocolate Jun 15 -
Aug 30
Sporadic 14-16 NA
Little Plain Brown Sedge Larva illustration Little Plain Brown Sedge Emerger illustration Little Plain Brown Sedge Adult illustration
Little Sister Sedge Green to Greenish Brown May 15 -
Aug 30
Afternoon & Evening 14-16 NA
Little Sister Sedge Larva illustration Little Sister Sedge Emerger illustration Little Sister Sedge Adult illustration
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Dark Brown to Yellow Mar 1 -
Aug 30
Sporadic 14-16 NA
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Larva illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Emerger illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Adult illustration
Little Western Dark Sedge Dark Brown Jun 1 -
Aug 15
Mid Day 16-18 NA
Little Western Dark Sedge Larva illustration Little Western Dark Sedge Emerger illustration Little Western Dark Sedge Adult illustration
Micro Caddis Yellow, Orange or Brown Jun 15 -
Oct 15
Sporadic 20-22 NA
Micro Caddis Larva illustration Micro Caddis Emerger illustration Micro Caddis Adult illustration
Spotted Sedge Brownish Yellow May 15 -
Sep 30
Sporadic 10-12 NA
Spotted Sedge Larva illustration Spotted Sedge Emerger illustration Spotted Sedge Adult illustration

Mayflies

Blue Winged Olive Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive Mar 1 -
Nov 15
Clouds & warmest part of day 16-18 Evening
Blue Winged Olive Nymph illustration Blue Winged Olive Emerger illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult illustration
Callibaetis Speckled Dun Tannish Olive to Olive Gray Jun 1 -
Aug 30
Cloudy, Late Morning 14-16 Late Afternoon
Callibaetis Speckled Dun Nymph illustration Callibaetis Speckled Dun Emerger illustration Callibaetis Speckled Dun Adult illustration
Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD) Olivish Yellow to Yellowish Pink Jun 1 -
Sep 15
Mid Morning to Early Afternoon 16-22 Late Evening
Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD) Nymph illustration Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD) Emerger illustration Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD) Adult illustration
Ginger Quill Pale Cream to Whitish Jul 1 -
Sep 15
Morning 14-16 Evening
Ginger Quill Nymph illustration Ginger Quill Emerger illustration Ginger Quill Adult illustration
Gray Drake Gray Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Late Morning 14-16 Evening
Gray Drake Nymph illustration Gray Drake Emerger illustration Gray Drake Adult illustration
Iron Blue Quill Light Olive Tan to Blue Gray Jun 1 -
Aug 15
Warmest part of day 20-22 Evening
Iron Blue Quill Nymph illustration Iron Blue Quill Emerger illustration Iron Blue Quill Adult illustration
Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Clouds & warmest part of day 22-26 Evening
Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Nymph illustration Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Emerger illustration Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Adult illustration
Red Quill Reddish Brown Jun 15 -
Sep 30
Mid Morning 14-16 Evening
Red Quill Nymph illustration Red Quill Emerger illustration Red Quill Adult illustration
Slate Winged Drake Brown to Slate Gray Jun 15 -
Aug 1
Early Afternoon 16-12 Evening
Slate Winged Drake Nymph illustration Slate Winged Drake Emerger illustration Slate Winged Drake Adult illustration
Trico Black Jul 15 -
Sep 15
Morning 22-26 Early Afternoon
Trico Nymph illustration Trico Emerger illustration Trico Adult illustration
Western Green Drake Dark Olive Jun 1 -
Aug 1
Cloudy, 1-4 pm 8-12 Evening
Western Green Drake Nymph illustration Western Green Drake Emerger illustration Western Green Drake Adult illustration

Midges

Black Midge Blackish to Black Apr 1 -
Nov 15
All Day 18-20 2-3 Hours
Black Midge Larva illustration Black Midge Emerger illustration Black Midge Adult illustration
Chocolate Brown Midge Brown to Chocolate Feb 15 -
Dec 15
All Day 20-22 2-3 Hours
Chocolate Brown Midge Larva illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Emerger illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Adult illustration
Micro Black Midge Blackish to Black Mar 1 -
Nov 15
Morning 22-26 2-3 Hours
Micro Black Midge Larva illustration Micro Black Midge Emerger illustration Micro Black Midge Adult illustration
Snow Midge Gray to Charcoal Jan 1 -
Dec 31
Warmest part of day 24-28 2-3 Hours
Snow Midge Larva illustration Snow Midge Emerger illustration Snow Midge Adult illustration

Stoneflies

Giant Golden Brownish Yellow Jun 1 -
Aug 1
Follows Salmonflies 14-18 NA
Giant Golden Nymph illustration Giant Golden Adult illustration
Micro Yellow Greenish Yellow to Yellow Jun 1 -
Aug 30
46-54° Water Temps Morning 18-22 NA
Micro Yellow Nymph illustration Micro Yellow Adult illustration
Winter Black Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown Apr 1 -
Aug 15
Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds 18-22 NA
Winter Black Nymph illustration Winter Black Adult illustration
Yellow Sally Pale Yellow to Pinkish Yellow Jun 15 -
Aug 30
Morning to Early Afternoon 2-8 NA
Yellow Sally Nymph illustration Yellow Sally Adult illustration

Terrestrials

Beetle Brownish to Black May 1 -
Nov 30
All Day 10-18 NA
Beetle  illustration
Black & Red Ant Red & Black Jul 1 -
Sep 30
All Day 18-20 NA
Black & Red Ant  illustration
Black Ant Black May 1 -
Nov 15
All Day 20-24 NA
Black Ant  illustration
Cricket Brownish Olive to Black Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Twilight & Dusk 8-16 NA
Cricket  illustration
Dog Day Cicadas Black & Orange Jul 1 -
Aug 31
Varied NA
Dog Day Cicadas   illustration
Grasshopper Green to Brownish Tan May 15 -
Nov 15
All Day 2-14 NA
Grasshopper  illustration Grasshopper  illustration
Red Ant Red to Orangish May 1 -
Oct 15
All Day 18-22 NA
Red Ant  illustration


Weather for Downtown

Current: 81 °F    Partly Cloudy     Wind: 0 MPH N
Current Condtions

Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 81 °F
Humidity: 39%
Wind: 0 mph N
Pressure: 14.90 psi
Cloud Cover: 75%

Monday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 83 °F
Low: 60 °F
Wind: 7 mph ENE
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 74 °F
Low: 59 °F
Wind: 8 mph ENE
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastModerate rain at times
High: 66 °F
Low: 52 °F
Wind: 13 mph NE

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