Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Apr 9, 2012

Colorado Stream Update: "Waterton Canyon has been fly fishing great for brown trout in Denver Colorado."

Current Conditions at Waterton:

The fishing has been decent since Waterton Canyon opened up. We are seeing lots of smaller brown trout and the occasional rainbow. Fishing been good with nymph rigs. Look for smaller stone flies to be swimming toward the banks as the water rises.

The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 84
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Brown Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male
Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Length: 12 inches
Girth: 6 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Waterton

Insect Type: Midge Chocolate Brown Midge Larva Illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Emerger Illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge
Color: Brownish
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Insect Type: Mayfly Blue Winged Olive Emerger Illustration Blue Winged Olive Nymph Illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult Illustration
Insect: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Insect Type: Stonefly Micro Black Nymph Illustration Micro Black Adult Illustration
Insect: Micro Black
Color: Black
Size: 16
Time: All Day

Recommended Flies for Waterton

Fly: Barr's Emerger spacer
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Fly: Money Midge spacer
Color: Black
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Fly: 20, Incher Stone spacer
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 16
Time: All Day

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late November

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


Gray Drake Gray Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Late Morning 14-16 Evening
Gray Drake Nymph illustration Gray Drake Emerger illustration Gray Drake 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


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
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


Beetle Brownish to Black May 1 -
Nov 30
All Day 10-18 NA
Beetle  illustration
Cricket Brownish Olive to Black Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Twilight & Dusk 8-16 NA
Cricket  illustration

Weather for Waterton

Current: 25 °F    Light freezing rain    Wind: 4 MPH ENE
Current Condtions

Light freezing rain
Temperature: 25 °F
Humidity: 96%
Wind: 4 mph ENE
Pressure: 14.74 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastOvercast
High: 44 °F
Low: 19 °F
Wind: 9 mph SSW
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastLight snow
High: 24 °F
Low: 10 °F
Wind: 11 mph ENE
Friday's Forecast
weather forecastPartly Cloudy
High: 26 °F
Low: 12 °F
Wind: 11 mph ESE

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