Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 766
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The weather here is still cool enough at night to keep the snow-melt and run off like conditions that are found in the lower Colorado.

Current Conditions at Colorado @ Kemp/Breeze:

The Colorado is fishing very well at the confluence of the Williams Fork and below using Girdle Bugs and Baetis imitations. The clarity here remains very good but the flow is rising so get in some Upper C fishing while it lasts! Blue Wing Olives and Parachute Adams are plucking fish off of the surface on overcast days and large streamers like Sex Dungeons and Zoo Cougars are moving some of the really big boys here!

The ice is out and the bite is on. For great fly fishing travel just west of Denver! Big stoneflies like a 20 incher or a Girdle Bug are producing strikes left and right. Blue Winged Olive mayflies and an assortment of other small brown and olive mayflies are everywhere! For a good chance at hooking a big fish try dead drifting mayfly patterns. Runoff is just around the corner so be sure to get a few more beautiful spring days on the water.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Colorado @ Kemp/Breeze

None

Recommended Flies for Colorado @ Kemp/Breeze

Fly: Zoo Cougar
Color: Yellowish Pink
Size: 8
Time: 
Zoo Cougar Zoo Cougar
Fly: Girdle Bug
Color: Brownish
Size: 16
Time: 
Girdle Bug Girdle Bug
Fly: Two Bit Hooker
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 20
Time: 
Two Bit Hooker Two Bit Hooker

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late April

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 
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: 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 
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 


Weather for Colorado @ Kemp/Breeze

Current: 27 °F Clear Wind: 0 MPH N
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 27 °F
Humidity: 80%
Wind: 0 mph N
Pressure: 14.81 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 45 °F  <br/>Low: 32 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph W
Sunny
High: 45 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 6 mph W
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Patchy sleet possible<br/> High: 47 °F  <br/>Low: 32 °F <br/> Wind: 8 mph W
Patchy sleet possible
High: 47 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 8 mph W
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Patchy light snow with thunder<br/> High: 50 °F  <br/>Low: 31 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph W
Patchy light snow with thunder
High: 50 °F
Low: 31 °F
Wind: 5 mph W