Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group

 

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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.



Weather & Water Conditions

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

Likely Catch

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

Current Insect Hatches at Cheesman Canyon

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
Insect Type: Stonefly Small Western Nymph Illustration Small Western Adult Illustration
Insect: Small Western
Color: Blackish Brown
Size: 16
Time: PM
Insect Type: Caddisfly Micro Caddis Larva Illustration Micro Caddis Emerger Illustration Micro Caddis Adult Illustration
Insect: Micro Caddis
Color: Light Olive
Size: 18
Time: All Day

Recommended Flies for Cheesman Canyon

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

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 April

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

Caddisflies

American Grannom Bright Green to Greenish Brown Mar 1 -
May 15
Early Morning & Afternoon 10-14 NA
American Grannom Larva illustration American Grannom Emerger illustration American Grannom 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

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
Western Black Quill Purplish Black to Grayish Brown Apr 1 -
Jun 30
Mid Morning 14-12 Evening
Western Black Quill Nymph illustration Western Black Quill Emerger illustration Western Black Quill 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 Black Dark Brown to Black Jan 1 -
May 15
38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day 18-22 NA
Micro Black Nymph illustration Micro Black Adult illustration
Skwala Stone Dark Brown to Yellow Olive Mar 1 -
May 15
38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage. 6-12
Skwala Stone Nymph illustration Skwala Stone Adult illustration
Winter Black Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown Apr 1 -
Aug 15
Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds 18-22 NA
Winter Black Nymph illustration Winter Black Adult illustration

Water Flow Graph for Cheesman Canyon

Current Flow:321cfs  Measured:04/23/2014 09:00


Historic water charts are temporarily unavailable


Weather for Cheesman Canyon

Current: 65 °F    Partly Cloudy     Wind: 6 MPH W
Current Condtions

Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 65 °F
Humidity: 21%
Wind: 6 mph W
Pressure: 14.56 psi
Cloud Cover: 50%

Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastPartly Cloudy
High: 47 °F
Low: 25 °F
Wind: 15 mph WSW
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 44 °F
Low: 29 °F
Wind: 10 mph W
Friday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 49 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 11 mph S

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