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 Early February

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


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


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

Weather for Waterton

Current: 38 °F    Clear     Wind: 9 MPH WSW
Current Condtions

Temperature: 38 °F
Humidity: 37%
Wind: 9 mph WSW
Pressure: 14.87 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 48 °F
Low: 27 °F
Wind: 9 mph SW
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 59 °F
Low: 30 °F
Wind: 12 mph WSW
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 58 °F
Low: 33 °F
Wind: 8 mph SW

Archived Fishing Reports for Waterton