Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 228
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The fly fishing in Cheesman Canyon has been reported to be good to great right now. I hiked into the canyon today and was pleased to find good stable flies and lots of bugs hatching."

Current Conditions at Cheesman Canyon:

A wide variety of fly fishing flies were working on the trip. Scuds, worms, caddis and stones were all fooling their fair share of Front Range trout. I even caught an early morning cut bow on a streamer right before the sun came up!

The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 2 oz
Length: 19 inches
Girth: 4 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Cheesman Canyon

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 20

Time: All Day

Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Small Western

Color: Blackish Brown

Size: 16

Time: PM

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Micro Caddis

Color: Light Olive

Size: 18

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies for Cheesman Canyon

Fly: Ice Dub Caddis
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Ice Dub Caddis Ice Dub Caddis
Fly: Epoxy Back Scud
Color: Green
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Epoxy Back Scud Epoxy Back Scud
Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Red
Size: 16
Time: All Day
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm

Cheesman Canyon Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Fishing Trip Photos

Colorado rainbow trout fly fishing pictures.
Cheesman Canyon Fishing  (image 1) Cheesman Canyon Fishing  (image 2)


Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late March

Caddisflies

Insects: American Grannom
Color: Bright Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: Early Morning & Afternoon
Size: 10-14
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 

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 

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: 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: 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 
Insects: Skwala Stone
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage.
Size: 6-12
Spinner Fall:
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Weather for Cheesman Canyon

Current: 28 °F Light snow Wind: 0 MPH N
Current Condtions

Light snow

Temperature: 28 °F
Humidity: 93%
Wind: 0 mph N
Pressure: 14.78 psi
Cloud Cover: 100%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Patchy light rain with thunder<br/> High: 48 °F  <br/>Low: 24 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph S
Patchy light rain with thunder
High: 48 °F
Low: 24 °F
Wind: 5 mph S
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 56 °F  <br/>Low: 26 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph SSW
Sunny
High: 56 °F
Low: 26 °F
Wind: 6 mph SSW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 54 °F  <br/>Low: 25 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph SSE
Sunny
High: 54 °F
Low: 25 °F
Wind: 6 mph SSE