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 April

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

Caddisflies

American Grannom Bright Green to Greenish Brown Mar 1 -
May 15
Early Morning & Afternoon 10-14 NA
American Grannom Larva illustration American Grannom Emerger illustration American Grannom 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

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
Western Black Quill Purplish Black to Grayish Brown Apr 1 -
Jun 30
Mid Morning 14-12 Evening
Western Black Quill Nymph illustration Western Black Quill Emerger illustration Western Black Quill 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

Micro Black Dark Brown to Black Jan 1 -
May 15
38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day 18-22 NA
Micro Black Nymph illustration Micro Black Adult illustration
Skwala Stone Dark Brown to Yellow Olive Mar 1 -
May 15
38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage. 6-12
Skwala Stone Nymph illustration Skwala Stone 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

Water Flow Graph for Downtown

Current Flow:266cfs  Measured:04/20/2014 12:45


Historic water charts are temporarily unavailable


Weather for Downtown

Current: 68 °F    Partly Cloudy     Wind: 11 MPH SSW
Current Condtions

Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 68 °F
Humidity: 35%
Wind: 11 mph SSW
Pressure: 14.76 psi
Cloud Cover: 75%

Sunday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 75 °F
Low: 42 °F
Wind: 8 mph NE
Monday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 69 °F
Low: 51 °F
Wind: 11 mph ESE
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 85 °F
Low: 45 °F
Wind: 12 mph SSW

Archived Fishing Reports for Downtown

  
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