Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 84
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The Stagecoach Tailwater is the best section of the Yampa to fish right now as the warm temps up here are making the river through Steamboat mighty off-color.

Current Conditions at Yampa:

Trout here are still exclusively feeding on Midge patterns so come prepared to drift small patterns. Black Beauties, red Zebra Midges, brown Top Secrets, and white Disco Midges have all been bringing trout to net recently. On any given day these trout are focused on one color to the next so take the time to inspect the insects in the drift and be patient with trial and error with different colored patterns until you starting getting the takes. On overcast days you'll see fish rising in calm pocket water, in which case black Griffith's Gnats work very well. The access road to the Stagecoach Tailwater will open back up on April, 1st.

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

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 2 lbs 5 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Yampa

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge

Color: Chocolate

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Yampa

Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brown
Size: 22
Time: 
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Fly: Tungsten Zebra Midge
Color: Red
Size: 20
Time: 
Tungsten Zebra Midge Tungsten Zebra Midge
Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty

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 Yampa

Current: 61 °F Clear Wind: 4 MPH SW
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 61 °F
Humidity: 50%
Wind: 4 mph SW
Pressure: 14.68 psi
Cloud Cover: 75%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 59 °F  <br/>Low: 36 °F <br/> Wind: 2 mph SSW
Sunny
High: 59 °F
Low: 36 °F
Wind: 2 mph SSW
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 63 °F  <br/>Low: 36 °F <br/> Wind: 3 mph S
Sunny
High: 63 °F
Low: 36 °F
Wind: 3 mph S
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 65 °F  <br/>Low: 40 °F <br/> Wind: 3 mph S
Sunny
High: 65 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 3 mph S