Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, May 1, 2020

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 48-51
Sky: Clear Flow: 153
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Great time to get on the river.

Current Conditions at Below Chatfield:

The South Platte below Chatfield is fishing great right now. Now is a perfect time to target that smallmouth, walleye, and carp. Clouser minnows, leech patterns, and carp flies will be your best go-to flies. Check out this great stretch of water close to home.

The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Stained.

Likely Catch

Species: Carp
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 20 inches
Girth: 8 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Below Chatfield

None

Recommended Flies for Below Chatfield

Fly: Clouser Minnow
Color: 
Size: 
Time: 
Clouser Minnow Clouser Minnow
Fly: Carp Fly
Color: 
Size: 
Time: 
Carp Fly Carp Fly
Fly: Leech
Color: 
Size: 
Time: 
Leech Leech

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late September

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Caddis
Color: Yellow, Orange or Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Oct 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)
Color: Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
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 & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
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: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
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 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Overcast Clouds
Temperature:  35 F
Temp Max:  41 F
Temp Min:  21 F
Humidity: 27%
Wind: 39 W mph
Pressure: 1015
Clear Monday 5:00PM — 31 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 29 and 31 .
Wind: 39 NNW mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 25 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 24 and 25 .
Wind: 14 W mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — 24 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 24 .
Wind: 15 SW mph; Humidity: 51%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM — 22 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 14 SW mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM — 21 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 8 WSW mph; Humidity: 55%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM — 23 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 28 N mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 23 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 57 N mph; Humidity: 45%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00PM — 23 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 55 NNE mph; Humidity: 47%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 22 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 34 NNE mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — 20 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 16 N mph; Humidity: 53%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — 18 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 6 NNW mph; Humidity: 57%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM — 16 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 13 SW mph; Humidity: 57%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00AM — 14 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 14 and 14 .
Wind: 20 SW mph; Humidity: 53%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00AM — 18 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 22 SW mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM — 33 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 10 S mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00PM — 41 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 12 NE mph; Humidity: 27%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 33 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 7 N mph; Humidity: 36%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00PM — 31 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 10 SSW mph; Humidity: 40%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00PM — 30 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 14 SW mph; Humidity: 56%; 
Clouds Thursday 2:00AM — 27 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 17 SW mph; Humidity: 57%;