Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, May 12, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 409
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)

Colorado Stream Update: The Eagle's water levels are rising daily.

Current Conditions at Eagle:

For best results in this increasingly fast moving river use a heavily weighted nymph rig with either Stoneflies or chamois Worm patterns tied on. With that said, where you fish is just as important as what type of patterns you're using. Soft pockets along the bank is where you'll find 99% of the trout hanging out so target that type of water with 3x tippet and you'll be ready to roll!

The key to catching fish is to read the water and predict just where the fish will be holding.  The faster water is making it exceedingly difficult to land fish, be sure and bring a big net with a wide and deep basket to make this job easier. Look for the flows to be coming down in the next few weeks.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Stained.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 14 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Eagle

None

Recommended Flies for Eagle

Fly: Buckskin Worm
Color: White
Size: 14
Time: 
Buckskin Worm Buckskin Worm
Fly: Girdle Bug
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 14
Time: 
Girdle Bug Girdle Bug

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 Eagle

Current: 45 °F Clear Wind: 14 MPH WSW
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 45 °F
Humidity: 39%
Wind: 14 mph WSW
Pressure: 14.84 psi
Cloud Cover: 50%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 54 °F  <br/>Low: 32 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SW
Sunny
High: 54 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 5 mph SW
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 59 °F  <br/>Low: 34 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SW
Sunny
High: 59 °F
Low: 34 °F
Wind: 5 mph SW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 56 °F  <br/>Low: 34 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph SW
Sunny
High: 56 °F
Low: 34 °F
Wind: 6 mph SW