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 January


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 


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 

Weather for Cheesman Canyon

Current: 32 °F Sunny Wind: 8 MPH WNW
Current Condtions


Temperature: 32 °F
Humidity: 24%
Wind: 8 mph WNW
Pressure: 14.65 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 47 °F  <br/>Low: 25 °F <br/> Wind: 8 mph SW
High: 47 °F
Low: 25 °F
Wind: 8 mph SW
Friday's Forecast
weather forecast: Patchy rain possible<br/> High: 37 °F  <br/>Low: 14 °F <br/> Wind: 3 mph WSW
Patchy rain possible
High: 37 °F
Low: 14 °F
Wind: 3 mph WSW
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 34 °F  <br/>Low: 21 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph S
High: 34 °F
Low: 21 °F
Wind: 5 mph S