Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 1140
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The Colorado at Parshall is ice free and fishing great!

Current Conditions at Colorado @ Kemp/Breeze:

The Colorado near Parshall is in prime form after the warm spell the high-country has received the past week. You have the option of floating it as well but the walk-wading has been just fine. Look for trout to be pooled up in deep, slow water but once you find them they're feeding heavily on Stonefly imitations, Baetis patterns, and Midges as well-- basically if you get a good drift down you're in for a heckuva day!

Fishing has been best from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and fly fishing trips have been catching lots of trout. Try nymph fishing with different styles and sizes of midge patterns. The fish are pooled up right now. Look for fish holding in the slowest and deepest runs and holes in the river. Fly fishing reports are good.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 1 lbs 14 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


Recommended Flies for Colorado @ Kemp/Breeze

Fly: Girdle Bug
Color: Brownish
Size: 14
Girdle Bug Girdle Bug
Fly: Two Bit Hooker
Color: Greenish Brown
Size: 20
Two Bit Hooker Two Bit Hooker
Fly: Garcia's Rojo Midge
Color: Black
Size: 20
Garcia's Rojo Midge Garcia's Rojo Midge

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late February


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 


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 Colorado @ Kemp/Breeze

Current: 50 °F Clear Wind: 23 MPH SW
Current Condtions


Temperature: 50 °F
Humidity: 43%
Wind: 23 mph SW
Pressure: 14.75 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 43 °F  <br/>Low: 33 °F <br/> Wind: 8 mph WSW
High: 43 °F
Low: 33 °F
Wind: 8 mph WSW
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 45 °F  <br/>Low: 27 °F <br/> Wind: 10 mph WSW
High: 45 °F
Low: 27 °F
Wind: 10 mph WSW
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Light snow showers<br/> High: 31 °F  <br/>Low: 14 °F <br/> Wind: 10 mph WSW
Light snow showers
High: 31 °F
Low: 14 °F
Wind: 10 mph WSW