Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Apr 9, 2012

Weather & Water Conditions

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

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.

Likely Catch

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

Current Insect Hatches at Waterton

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge

Color: Brownish

Size: 18

Time: All Day

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Brownish Olive

Size: 20

Time: All Day

Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Micro Black

Color: Black

Size: 16

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies for Waterton

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

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Caddisflies

Insects: Little Sister Sedge
Color: Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Afternoon & Evening
Size: 14-16
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 
Insects: Spotted Sedge
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: May 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
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 
Insects: Western Black Quill
Color: Purplish Black to Grayish Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Jun 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Midges

Insects: Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Apr 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
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: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Winter Black
Color: Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Terrestrials

Insects: Beetle
Color: Brownish to Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 10-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Black Ant
Color: Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-24
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Grasshopper
Color: Green to Brownish Tan
Dates: May 15 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 2-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Red Ant
Color: Red to Orangish
Dates: May 1 – Oct 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Weather for Waterton

Current: 70 °F Partly Cloudy Wind: 14 MPH SE
Current Condtions

Partly Cloudy

Temperature: 70 °F
Humidity: 31%
Wind: 14 mph SE
Pressure: 14.79 psi
Cloud Cover: 75%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Partly Cloudy <br/> High: 77 °F  <br/>Low: 45 °F <br/> Wind: 9 mph NNE
Partly Cloudy
High: 77 °F
Low: 45 °F
Wind: 9 mph NNE
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 76 °F  <br/>Low: 47 °F <br/> Wind: 10 mph E
Sunny
High: 76 °F
Low: 47 °F
Wind: 10 mph E
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Overcast <br/> High: 63 °F  <br/>Low: 45 °F <br/> Wind: 12 mph NNE
Overcast
High: 63 °F
Low: 45 °F
Wind: 12 mph NNE