Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012

Weather & Water Conditions

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

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.

Likely Catch

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

Current Insect Hatches at Saint Vrain

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 20

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies for Saint Vrain

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

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 Saint Vrain

Current: 44 °F Sunny Wind: 4 MPH WSW
Current Condtions

Sunny

Temperature: 44 °F
Humidity: 89%
Wind: 4 mph WSW
Pressure: 14.72 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 70 °F  <br/>Low: 45 °F <br/> Wind: 9 mph SE
Sunny
High: 70 °F
Low: 45 °F
Wind: 9 mph SE
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Overcast <br/> High: 71 °F  <br/>Low: 45 °F <br/> Wind: 9 mph SSE
Overcast
High: 71 °F
Low: 45 °F
Wind: 9 mph SSE
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Patchy rain nearby<br/> High: 63 °F  <br/>Low: 45 °F <br/> Wind: 7 mph SE
Patchy rain nearby
High: 63 °F
Low: 45 °F
Wind: 7 mph SE