Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 90
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The DSP in Carson Nature Center is fishing quite well in this beautiful Spring weather

Current Conditions at Below Chatfield:

Trout here seem to be keyed on the color purple. Not the movie, the actual color. Purple Prince Nymphs and purple Poison Tungstens have been working very well here of late. Look for trout to be stacked up in deep pools as the water temperature has not quite gotten warm enough yet to really see fish moving into faster riffles. So with this in mind come prepared to fish deep, slow water. The takes are still somewhat subtle so the more sight fishing you're able to do the better off you'll be. If you're solely relying on reading the indicator and fishing "fishy" water, set the hook on any pause of that indicator!

Not too terribly crowded on the river today. Flows have been stable and nymph fishing with small midges and mayflies is the name of the game. We are catching some larger than average rainbows and lots of smaller browns.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 1 oz
Length: 14 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Below Chatfield

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge

Color: Brown Olive

Size: 24

Time:

Recommended Flies for Below Chatfield

Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: 
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Poison Tung
Color: Purpleish Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Poison Tung Poison Tung
Fly: Prince Nymph
Color: Purple
Size: 16
Time: 
Prince Nymph Prince Nymph

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 Below Chatfield

Current: 46 °F Overcast Wind: 4 MPH NW
Current Condtions

Overcast

Temperature: 46 °F
Humidity: 73%
Wind: 4 mph NW
Pressure: 14.72 psi
Cloud Cover: 100%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 55 °F  <br/>Low: 35 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph SE
Sunny
High: 55 °F
Low: 35 °F
Wind: 6 mph SE
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 66 °F  <br/>Low: 36 °F <br/> Wind: 4 mph SSW
Sunny
High: 66 °F
Low: 36 °F
Wind: 4 mph SSW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 64 °F  <br/>Low: 40 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph S
Sunny
High: 64 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 6 mph S