Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Mar 17, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 91
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: BWOs are just about to pop here in the canyon!

Current Conditions at Cheesman Canyon:

The water temperature isn't quite warm enough for the Blue Wing Olives here to really start their spring hatches, but plenty of nymphs are in the drift right now. Stonefly imitations, 20 Inchers are a good example, are great lead flies on your nymph rig which should be trailed by RSIIs, Disco Midges, Zebra Midges, and Two-Bit Hookers. Trout are finally starting to move into more traditional spring feeding lanes like quick riffles and tail-outs.

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: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 9 oz
Length: 19 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Cheesman Canyon

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Micro Black Midge

Color: Blackish

Size: 24

Time:

Recommended Flies for Cheesman Canyon

Fly: 20, Incher
Color: Blackish Brown
Size: 16
Time: 
20, Incher 20, Incher
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Gray
Size: 20
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Disco Midge
Color: White
Size: 22
Time: 
Disco Midge Disco Midge

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 Cheesman Canyon

Current: 48 °F Patchy rain possible Wind: 12 MPH SSW
Current Condtions

Patchy rain possible

Temperature: 48 °F
Humidity: 46%
Wind: 12 mph SSW
Pressure: 14.84 psi
Cloud Cover: 100%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 63 °F  <br/>Low: 41 °F <br/> Wind: 4 mph S
Sunny
High: 63 °F
Low: 41 °F
Wind: 4 mph S
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 61 °F  <br/>Low: 40 °F <br/> Wind: 4 mph SSE
Sunny
High: 61 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 4 mph SSE
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 63 °F  <br/>Low: 45 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph S
Sunny
High: 63 °F
Low: 45 °F
Wind: 5 mph S