Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 0
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: With the warmer weather of the past few days we are seeing a decent chunk of open water at Chatfield Reservoir

Current Conditions at Chatfield State Park:

CPW stocked over 18,000 rainbows in Chatfield during the tail end of 2016 and those guys are starting to get hungry! Stripping streamers from the bank induced a lot of attention and a few takes, but make sure the weather has been warm before hitting the lake otherwise you may come to 3 inches of solid ice!

It is cold in Denver, Colorado the fishing has been good but make sure to have a warm hat and a good pair of gloves. Fishing has been best from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and fly fishing trips have been catching lots of trout.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 4 oz
Length: 13 inches
Girth: 5 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Chatfield State Park

None

Recommended Flies for Chatfield State Park

Fly: Zonker
Color: Pale Cream
Size: 8
Time: 
Zonker Zonker
Fly: Wooly Bugger
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 10
Time: 
Wooly Bugger Wooly Bugger

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late February

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: 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 


Weather for Chatfield State Park

Current: 56 °F Partly cloudy Wind: 14 MPH SSW
Current Condtions

Partly cloudy

Temperature: 56 °F
Humidity: 15%
Wind: 14 mph SSW
Pressure: 14.72 psi
Cloud Cover: 75%
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 67 °F  <br/>Low: 49 °F <br/> Wind: 9 mph W
Sunny
High: 67 °F
Low: 49 °F
Wind: 9 mph W
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 67 °F  <br/>Low: 33 °F <br/> Wind: 10 mph ENE
Sunny
High: 67 °F
Low: 33 °F
Wind: 10 mph ENE
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Light snow<br/> High: 43 °F  <br/>Low: 24 °F <br/> Wind: 9 mph N
Light snow
High: 43 °F
Low: 24 °F
Wind: 9 mph N