Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 44-47 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 0
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Boating will open up to the public on 03/01/2017, until then, fishing from the North Ramp is your best bet.

Current Conditions at Chatfield State Park:

Fly fishing here is ok at the moment, with a lot of fish holding in deeper water than we can access with a fly rod, but there are the occasional feeders coming into shallow flats as well. A variety of streamer patterns are inducing takes, but the key is to retrieve them at a very slow pace. Fish your streamer pattern as if you were fishing a jig-- so give it that wiggle with the tip of your rod-- and this will also help in fooling these fish.

The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 44-47 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 6 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Chatfield State Park

None

Recommended Flies for Chatfield State Park

Fly: Zonker
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Size: 8
Time: 
Zonker Zonker
Fly: Wooly Bugger
Color: Brown
Size: 10
Time: 
Wooly Bugger Wooly Bugger
Fly: Zoo Cougar
Color: Yellowish Olive
Size: 8
Time: 
Zoo Cougar Zoo Cougar

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 Chatfield State Park

Current: 43 °F Clear Wind: 9 MPH WSW
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 43 °F
Humidity: 79%
Wind: 9 mph WSW
Pressure: 14.87 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 68 °F  <br/>Low: 43 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph S
Sunny
High: 68 °F
Low: 43 °F
Wind: 5 mph S
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 65 °F  <br/>Low: 47 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SSE
Sunny
High: 65 °F
Low: 47 °F
Wind: 5 mph SSE
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 68 °F  <br/>Low: 50 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph E
Sunny
High: 68 °F
Low: 50 °F
Wind: 5 mph E