Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 20
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The water is low and clear but now is a great time to go out and fish with a dry-dropper on the St. Vrain!

Current Conditions at Saint Vrain:

The baetis life cycle is in full swing on the St. Vrain through Lyons right now. Copper Johns and Prince Nymphs are working great sub-surface imitating the baetis nymphs while a traditional adult Blue Wing Olive on the surface is inducing a lot of takes as well. As these trout start to turn on their metabolisms from their winter hibernation, early spring on the St Vrain is a great place to get your line wet and catch a few while you're at it.

The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 5 oz
Length: 14 inches
Girth: 5 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Saint Vrain

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Brownish Olive

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Saint Vrain

Fly: Prince Nymph
Color: Brown
Size: 20
Time: 
Prince Nymph Prince Nymph
Fly: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Olive
Size: 22
Time: 
Blue Winged Olive Blue Winged Olive
Fly: Copper John
Color: Brown
Size: 20
Time: 
Copper John Copper John

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 Saint Vrain

Current: 59 °F Sunny Wind: 0 MPH N
Current Condtions

Sunny

Temperature: 59 °F
Humidity: 59%
Wind: 0 mph N
Pressure: 14.72 psi
Cloud Cover: 100%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 67 °F  <br/>Low: 45 °F <br/> Wind: 4 mph S
Sunny
High: 67 °F
Low: 45 °F
Wind: 4 mph S
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 63 °F  <br/>Low: 45 °F <br/> Wind: 4 mph S
Sunny
High: 63 °F
Low: 45 °F
Wind: 4 mph S
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 67 °F  <br/>Low: 47 °F <br/> Wind: 4 mph SE
Sunny
High: 67 °F
Low: 47 °F
Wind: 4 mph SE