Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Very Crowded
Very Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 90
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Early spring is a great time to hit this section of the South Platte

Current Conditions at Deckers:

Ok, so here's the deal with Deckers right now-- she's fishing great! But, and this is a big but, the crowds are extremely thick so finding any kind of elbow room can be difficult. Another aspect to be aware of are the Redds (these are trout spawning beds) in the river right now. Please do not fish to trout on Redds, or walk over them, as the reproductive process is in full bloom right now so let's make sure and be conscious of it so next year's trout population will be nice and healthy. With all that said, the fishing has been stellar of late! Hare's Ears are doing great at imitating the many Stoneflies in the river, but with all the baetis nymphs and emergers in the drift and the sporadic BWO hatches occurring here, RSIIs and JuJu Baetis are the main ticket on the menu. As the water temperature continues to rise look for the BWO hatches to become thicker and thicker which will have the trout keyed on surface feeding, which can be very fun to fish!

The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 3 lbs 12 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Deckers

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge

Color: Brownish

Size: 26/micro

Time:

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Brownish Olive

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Deckers

Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Gray
Size: 22
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Gold Ribber Hare's Ear
Color: Brownish Yellow
Size: 16
Time: 
Gold Ribber Hare's Ear Gold Ribber Hare's Ear
Fly: Juju Baetis
Color: Purple
Size: 22
Time: 
Juju Baetis Juju Baetis

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late April

Caddisflies

Insects: American Grannom
Color: Bright Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: Early Morning & Afternoon
Size: 10-14
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 

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: 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 
Insects: Skwala Stone
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage.
Size: 6-12
Spinner Fall:
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 


Weather for Deckers

Current: 23 °F Clear Wind: 14 MPH NNE
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 23 °F
Humidity: 65%
Wind: 14 mph NNE
Pressure: 14.74 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 45 °F  <br/>Low: 31 °F <br/> Wind: 9 mph W
Sunny
High: 45 °F
Low: 31 °F
Wind: 9 mph W
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 49 °F  <br/>Low: 32 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SW
Sunny
High: 49 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 5 mph SW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 50 °F  <br/>Low: 32 °F <br/> Wind: 4 mph WSW
Sunny
High: 50 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 4 mph WSW