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 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 Cheesman Canyon

Current: 43 °F Clear Wind: 6 MPH N
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 43 °F
Humidity: 52%
Wind: 6 mph N
Pressure: 14.97 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Thundery outbreaks in nearby<br/> High: 65 °F  <br/>Low: 43 °F <br/> Wind: 8 mph ENE
Thundery outbreaks in nearby
High: 65 °F
Low: 43 °F
Wind: 8 mph ENE
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 74 °F  <br/>Low: 41 °F <br/> Wind: 11 mph ENE
Sunny
High: 74 °F
Low: 41 °F
Wind: 11 mph ENE
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Thundery outbreaks in nearby<br/> High: 63 °F  <br/>Low: 46 °F <br/> Wind: 11 mph ENE
Thundery outbreaks in nearby
High: 63 °F
Low: 46 °F
Wind: 11 mph ENE