Report: CASE 3 Cheesman CanyonFishing Report:05-30-2012| Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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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 May

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

Caddisflies

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
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
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

Salmon Fly Black to Reddish Brown May 15 -
Jul 15
50-60° Water Late Morning on 4-8 NA
Salmon Fly Nymph illustration Salmon Fly Adult illustration
Small Western Brownish May 15 -
Jul 15
46-56° Water Temps 14-18 NA
Small Western Nymph illustration Small Western 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

Terrestrials

Beetle Brownish to Black May 1 -
Nov 30
All Day 10-18 NA
Beetle  illustration
Black Ant Black May 1 -
Nov 15
All Day 20-24 NA
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 Cheesman Canyon

Current: 32 °F    Partly Cloudy     Wind: 0 MPH WSW
Current Condtions

Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 32 °F
Humidity: 86%
Wind: 0 mph WSW
Pressure: 14.79 psi
Cloud Cover: 50%

Monday's Forecast
weather forecastPatchy light rain in area with thunder
High: 60 °F
Low: 42 °F
Wind: 5 mph NNE
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 65 °F
Low: 46 °F
Wind: 6 mph ESE
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 69 °F
Low: 48 °F
Wind: 6 mph SSW

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