Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Mar 27, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 40-43 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Overcast Flow: 99
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: Rain Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The cold weather here in South Park should keep the crowds light for the next week or so.

Current Conditions at Dream Stream:

Eggs, Leeches, and SJ Worms are working great as lead patterns on your nymph rig trailed by much smaller midge patterns like a #22 black Rojo Garcia and a #24 Top Secret. The water temperature nose-dived over the weekend and as a result the trout moved back into their winter holding water. With that in mind, target deep and slow moving water to find the greatest concentration of trout pooled up. There are still a few of the big lake run trout in here but be prepared to do a lot of walking to find them as they are spread out from 11 Mile Reservoir all the way up to the barns in the middle parking lot.

The spawn is here! Large rainbow trout are being sighted and caught every day. The South Platte is fishing good top to bottom. Target Spinney Mountain Ranch between Eleven Mile and Spinney Mountain Reservoirs for monster trophy rainbows! If you can brave the cold and bone chilling winds you might be rewarded with the fish of a lifetime. Spring is the time of year to view wildlife! Look for Bald Eagles, Mule Deer, Wild Turkeys and other interesting fauna throughout the South Platte River drainage.  The fishing is fair.  Overcast skies and 40-43 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Cutthroat
Weight: 4 lbs 3 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Greenback Cutthroat Female Greenback Cutthroat Female
Greenback Cutthroat Female Greenback Cutthroat Female

Current Insect Hatches at Dream Stream

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Blackish

Size: 24

Time:

Recommended Flies for Dream Stream

Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Blackish
Size: 24
Time: 
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Fly: Garcia's Rojo Midge
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Garcia's Rojo Midge Garcia's Rojo Midge
Fly: Egg
Color: Peach
Size: 20
Time: 
Egg Egg

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late March

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 

Midges

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 


Weather for Dream Stream

Current: 37 °F Clear Wind: 4 MPH W
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 37 °F
Humidity: 42%
Wind: 4 mph W
Pressure: 14.76 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 39 °F  <br/>Low: 15 °F <br/> Wind: 11 mph WSW
Sunny
High: 39 °F
Low: 15 °F
Wind: 11 mph WSW
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 48 °F  <br/>Low: 23 °F <br/> Wind: 8 mph WSW
Sunny
High: 48 °F
Low: 23 °F
Wind: 8 mph WSW
Friday's Forecast
weather forecast: Moderate or heavy snow with thunder<br/> High: 37 °F  <br/>Low: 21 °F <br/> Wind: 9 mph SE
Moderate or heavy snow with thunder
High: 37 °F
Low: 21 °F
Wind: 9 mph SE