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 February

Midges

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: 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: Micro Black
Color: Dark Brown to Black
Dates: Jan 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Weather for Waterton

Current: 56 °F Partly cloudy Wind: 14 MPH SSW
Current Condtions

Partly cloudy

Temperature: 56 °F
Humidity: 15%
Wind: 14 mph SSW
Pressure: 14.72 psi
Cloud Cover: 75%
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 67 °F  <br/>Low: 49 °F <br/> Wind: 9 mph W
Sunny
High: 67 °F
Low: 49 °F
Wind: 9 mph W
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 67 °F  <br/>Low: 33 °F <br/> Wind: 10 mph ENE
Sunny
High: 67 °F
Low: 33 °F
Wind: 10 mph ENE
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Light snow<br/> High: 43 °F  <br/>Low: 24 °F <br/> Wind: 9 mph N
Light snow
High: 43 °F
Low: 24 °F
Wind: 9 mph N