Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT
Crowd Rating: Overcrowded
Overcrowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 118
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Deckers is on fire right now!

Current Conditions at Deckers:

Despite the pressure this river sees on a day in and day out basis, this section of the South Platte is producing amazing days. When trout are feeding sub-surface productive patterns to use are Iron Sally stoneflies, Graphic Caddis pupas, Bunny Leeches, and dark olive Scuds. Trail that with smaller patterns like black RSIIs, brown Barr's Emergers, and JuJu Baetis emergers. Trout are feeding in all types of water right now but definitely do not pass up shallow riffles as our guides have reported numerous fish are being taken out of 6 inches of water!

The fishing is great but the crowds close to Denver are thick! The winds have been manageable and during the calm days we have seen some prolific insect hatches. Look for rising trout in the pools and eddies.  The fishing is fantastic.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 2 lbs 8 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Deckers

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Micro Black Midge

Color: Almost Black

Size:

Time:

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Greenish Tan

Size: 18

Time:

Recommended Flies for Deckers

Fly: Bunney Leech
Color: Blackish
Size: 16
Time: 
Bunney Leech Bunney Leech
Fly: Juju Baetis
Color: Purple
Size: 18
Time: 
Juju Baetis Juju Baetis
Fly: Sparkle Wing Rs2
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Sparkle Wing Rs2 Sparkle Wing Rs2

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 Deckers

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