Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Very Crowded
Very Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Apr 24, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 464
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Early Spring fishing up to this point has been fair but certainly not great either.

Current Conditions at San Juan:

The water coming out of Navajo Dam is still heavily stained which has made fishing here a bit difficult. Leeches and San Juan Worms (of course they work here) are working well as a lead fly on your nymph rig tailed by smaller Prince Nymphs or Gold Ribbed Hare's Ears. Fish are not feeding off of the surface whatsoever right now so it's a nymphing game for the foreseeable future.

The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Stained.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 2 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at San Juan

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Brownish Tan

Size: 18

Time:

Recommended Flies for San Juan

Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: 
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Gold Ribber Hare's Ear
Color: Brown
Size: 20
Time: 
Gold Ribber Hare's Ear Gold Ribber Hare's Ear

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 San Juan

Current: 45 °F Clear Wind: 6 MPH N
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 45 °F
Humidity: 42%
Wind: 6 mph N
Pressure: 14.85 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 76 °F  <br/>Low: 47 °F <br/> Wind: 7 mph SE
Sunny
High: 76 °F
Low: 47 °F
Wind: 7 mph SE
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 74 °F  <br/>Low: 47 °F <br/> Wind: 8 mph S
Sunny
High: 74 °F
Low: 47 °F
Wind: 8 mph S
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 77 °F  <br/>Low: 50 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph SE
Sunny
High: 77 °F
Low: 50 °F
Wind: 6 mph SE