Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Mar 20, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 133
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Water temperatures on the DSP are in the mid-40s which has BWOs and midges hatching all over the place!

Current Conditions at Downtown:

As the water temps here hover in the mid-40s, BWOs and Midges are hatching throughout the day. There are so many insects flying around that our guides had to bat them away from their faces! This also means the trout here are feeding on a healthy diet of insects that are emerging through the water column. Prince Nymphs, Copper Johns, and Pheasant Tails are great lead patterns on a nymph rig while RSIIs, Biot BWO Emergers and Top Secrets are great at imitating emerger patterns. Target faster riffles right now as these urban trout are seeking out more oxygenated water as the water temp rises.

The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 2 oz
Length: 13 inches
Girth: 5 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Downtown

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Light Black

Size: 24

Time:

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Dark Olive

Size: 20

Time:

Recommended Flies for Downtown

Fly: Sparkle Wing Rs2
Color: Gray
Size: 20
Time: 
Sparkle Wing Rs2 Sparkle Wing Rs2
Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: 
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Purple Prince
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Purple Prince Purple Prince

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 Downtown

Current: 57 °F Partly cloudy Wind: 15 MPH NNE
Current Condtions

Partly cloudy

Temperature: 57 °F
Humidity: 44%
Wind: 15 mph NNE
Pressure: 14.52 psi
Cloud Cover: 75%
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 68 °F  <br/>Low: 45 °F <br/> Wind: 10 mph ESE
Sunny
High: 68 °F
Low: 45 °F
Wind: 10 mph ESE
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 54 °F  <br/>Low: 34 °F <br/> Wind: 9 mph SW
Sunny
High: 54 °F
Low: 34 °F
Wind: 9 mph SW
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 56 °F  <br/>Low: 40 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph SSE
Sunny
High: 56 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 6 mph SSE