Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT
Crowd Rating: Overcrowded
Overcrowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 71
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: And this is why they call it the Dream Stream!

Current Conditions at Dream Stream:

Alright, there are a couple of disclaimers I need to get off of the chest before I get into the actual fishing: 1) The crowds are beyond thick right now and will continue this way for the next month, and 2) We did not catch a fish larger than 16". But with that said, it is 100% worth your time in making the drive here. With the heavy overcast here in South Park, sight fishing-- which is absolutely essential to catching one of the large Lake Run trout, is very difficult with the amount of glare on the river. But, the residents are feeding heavily on black Tungsten Zebra Midges, JuJu Midges, Tube Midges, Brassies, San Juan Worms, and Egg patterns. And when I say they're feeding heavily, I mean they're gorging themselves. There was a 30 minute window where every drift was hooking into a trout or landing one. Absolutely nuts! They're mostly found in slower moving and deep water, but we also noticed quite a few feeding trout in faster riffles.

The fishing is fantastic.  Partly Cloudy skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 4 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Dream Stream

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 24

Time:

Recommended Flies for Dream Stream

Fly: Jujubee Midge
Color: Dark Olive
Size: 22
Time: 
Jujubee Midge Jujubee Midge
Fly: Tungsten Zebra Midge
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Tungsten Zebra Midge Tungsten Zebra Midge
Fly: Egg
Color: Peach
Size: 20
Time: 
Egg Egg

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 Dream Stream

Current: 36 °F Clear Wind: 7 MPH NW
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 36 °F
Humidity: 74%
Wind: 7 mph NW
Pressure: 14.92 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 58 °F  <br/>Low: 34 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SW
Sunny
High: 58 °F
Low: 34 °F
Wind: 5 mph SW
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 59 °F  <br/>Low: 38 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SW
Sunny
High: 59 °F
Low: 38 °F
Wind: 5 mph SW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 58 °F  <br/>Low: 38 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SSW
Sunny
High: 58 °F
Low: 38 °F
Wind: 5 mph SSW