Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group

 

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012

Colorado Stream Update: "Colorado's St. Vrain is fly fishing great with dry flies and droppers. We are catching lots of quality rainbow trout and our fly fishing guides have come back with excellent fishing reports."

Current Conditions at Saint Vrain:

We caught some nice fish in the shallow riffles that were rising to emerging midge patterns like a size 20 Griffith's Gnat. It was awesome to see some of the first rising fish of the spring fly fishing season!

The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.



Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 65
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male
Weight: 1 lbs 3 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 7 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Saint Vrain

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 Saint Vrain

Fly: Brook's Sprout Midge spacer
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Fly: Money Midge spacer
Color: Blackish Purple
Size: 20
Time: All Day

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late August

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

Caddisflies

Green Sedge Olive to Gray Brown Jul 15 -
Sep 30
Morning & Afternoon 12-14 NA
Green Sedge Larva illustration Green Sedge Emerger illustration Green Sedge Adult illustration
Little Black Sedge Chocolate to Black Jul 15 -
Sep 30
Sporadic 16-18 NA
Little Black Sedge Larva illustration Little Black Sedge Emerger illustration Little Black Sedge Adult illustration
Little Plain Brown Sedge Brown to Chocolate Jun 15 -
Aug 30
Sporadic 14-16 NA
Little Plain Brown Sedge Larva illustration Little Plain Brown Sedge Emerger illustration Little Plain Brown Sedge Adult illustration
Little Sister Sedge Green to Greenish Brown May 15 -
Aug 30
Afternoon & Evening 14-16 NA
Little Sister Sedge Larva illustration Little Sister Sedge Emerger illustration Little Sister Sedge 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
Micro Caddis Yellow, Orange or Brown Jun 15 -
Oct 15
Sporadic 20-22 NA
Micro Caddis Larva illustration Micro Caddis Emerger illustration Micro Caddis Adult illustration
Spotted Sedge Brownish Yellow May 15 -
Sep 30
Sporadic 10-12 NA
Spotted Sedge Larva illustration Spotted Sedge Emerger illustration Spotted 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
Callibaetis Speckled Dun Tannish Olive to Olive Gray Jun 1 -
Aug 30
Cloudy, Late Morning 14-16 Late Afternoon
Callibaetis Speckled Dun Nymph illustration Callibaetis Speckled Dun Emerger illustration Callibaetis Speckled Dun Adult illustration
Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD) Olivish Yellow to Yellowish Pink Jun 1 -
Sep 15
Mid Morning to Early Afternoon 16-22 Late Evening
Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD) Nymph illustration Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD) Emerger illustration Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD) Adult illustration
Ginger Quill Pale Cream to Whitish Jul 1 -
Sep 15
Morning 14-16 Evening
Ginger Quill Nymph illustration Ginger Quill Emerger illustration Ginger Quill Adult illustration
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
Pink Pale Morning Dun Pink to Orangish to Rusty Red Aug 1 -
Sep 15
Daytime 14-16 Early Morning
Pink Pale Morning Dun Nymph illustration Pink Pale Morning Dun Emerger illustration Pink Pale Morning Dun Adult illustration
Red Quill Reddish Brown Jun 15 -
Sep 30
Mid Morning 14-16 Evening
Red Quill Nymph illustration Red Quill Emerger illustration Red Quill Adult illustration
Trico Black Jul 15 -
Sep 15
Morning 22-26 Early Afternoon
Trico Nymph illustration Trico Emerger illustration Trico 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 Yellow Greenish Yellow to Yellow Jun 1 -
Aug 30
46-54° Water Temps Morning 18-22 NA
Micro Yellow Nymph illustration Micro Yellow Adult illustration
September Stone Reddish Brown with Orange belly Aug 15 -
Oct 31
Early Afternoon to Evening 4-10 NA
September Stone Nymph illustration September Stone Adult illustration
Yellow Sally Pale Yellow to Pinkish Yellow Jun 15 -
Aug 30
Morning to Early Afternoon 2-8 NA
Yellow Sally Nymph illustration Yellow Sally Adult illustration

Terrestrials

Beetle Brownish to Black May 1 -
Nov 30
All Day 10-18 NA
Beetle  illustration
Black & Red Ant Red & Black Jul 1 -
Sep 30
All Day 18-20 NA
Black & Red Ant  illustration
Black Ant Black May 1 -
Nov 15
All Day 20-24 NA
Black Ant  illustration
Cricket Brownish Olive to Black Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Twilight & Dusk 8-16 NA
Cricket  illustration
Dog Day Cicadas Black & Orange Jul 1 -
Aug 31
Varied NA
Dog Day Cicadas   illustration
Flying Black Ant Black Aug 15 -
Sep 15
Mid Afternoon 14-18 NA
Flying Black Ant   illustration
Grasshopper Green to Brownish Tan May 15 -
Nov 15
All Day 2-14 NA
Grasshopper  illustration Grasshopper  illustration
Red Ant Red to Orangish May 1 -
Oct 15
All Day 18-22 NA
Red Ant  illustration


Weather for Saint Vrain

Current: 81 °F    Partly Cloudy     Wind: 17 MPH WNW
Current Condtions

Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 81 °F
Humidity: 24%
Wind: 17 mph WNW
Pressure: 14.71 psi
Cloud Cover: 50%

Saturday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 88 °F
Low: 60 °F
Wind: 10 mph SSW
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 76 °F
Low: 51 °F
Wind: 20 mph W
Monday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 76 °F
Low: 55 °F
Wind: 11 mph W

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