Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group

 

Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014

Colorado Stream Update:

Current Conditions at Deckers:

Fish are holding in slow deep water during the coldest parts of the day with the occasional riser as the temps warm up. Nymphing has been the best technique with fish keyed in on Cranefly Larva and Golden Stones. A good nymph setup is a golden stone pattern trailed by a BWO emerger or midge pattern.   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. It is still cold outside but the river is flowing well and we are catching good numbers of fish. Try tiny midge and mayfly imitations and 6x and 7 x tippets. Spring is the time of year to view wildlife! Look for Bald Eagles, Mule Deer, Wild Turkeys and other interesting fauna throughout the South Platte River drainage. Fly fishing reports have been fair to good. The fish are spawning so be careful where you walk as to avoid damaging future fish populations. All the sections of the South Platte are flowing at a very manageable flow. Look for rising trout in the pools and eddies.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 40-43 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Crystal Clear.



Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 40-43 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 110
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male
Weight: 0 lbs 0 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 4 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Deckers

Insect Type: Midge Black Midge Larva Illustration Black Midge Emerger Illustration Black Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Black Midge
Color: Almost Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Insect Type: Mayfly Blue Winged Olive Emerger Illustration Blue Winged Olive Nymph Illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult Illustration
Insect: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 20
Time: 

Recommended Flies for Deckers

Fly: Blue Winged Olive Emerger Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 18
Time: 
Fly: Gold Ribber Hare's Ear Gold Ribber Hare's Ear
Color: Brownish Yellow
Size: 10
Time: 
Fly: Barr's Cranefly Larva Barr's Cranefly Larva
Color: Brown
Size: 8
Time: 

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late April

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
© The Flyfisher Group

Caddisflies

American Grannom Bright Green to Greenish Brown Mar 1 -
May 15
Early Morning & Afternoon 10-14 NA
American Grannom Larva illustration American Grannom Emerger illustration American Grannom Adult illustration
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Dark Brown to Yellow Mar 1 -
Aug 30
Sporadic 14-16 NA
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Larva illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Emerger illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Adult illustration

Mayflies

Blue Winged Olive Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive Mar 1 -
Nov 15
Clouds & warmest part of day 16-18 Evening
Blue Winged Olive Nymph illustration Blue Winged Olive Emerger illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult illustration
Western Black Quill Purplish Black to Grayish Brown Apr 1 -
Jun 30
Mid Morning 14-12 Evening
Western Black Quill Nymph illustration Western Black Quill Emerger illustration Western Black Quill Adult illustration

Midges

Black Midge Blackish to Black Apr 1 -
Nov 15
All Day 18-20 2-3 Hours
Black Midge Larva illustration Black Midge Emerger illustration Black Midge Adult illustration
Chocolate Brown Midge Brown to Chocolate Feb 15 -
Dec 15
All Day 20-22 2-3 Hours
Chocolate Brown Midge Larva illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Emerger illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Adult illustration
Micro Black Midge Blackish to Black Mar 1 -
Nov 15
Morning 22-26 2-3 Hours
Micro Black Midge Larva illustration Micro Black Midge Emerger illustration Micro Black Midge Adult illustration
Snow Midge Gray to Charcoal Jan 1 -
Dec 31
Warmest part of day 24-28 2-3 Hours
Snow Midge Larva illustration Snow Midge Emerger illustration Snow Midge Adult illustration

Stoneflies

Micro Black Dark Brown to Black Jan 1 -
May 15
38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day 18-22 NA
Micro Black Nymph illustration Micro Black Adult illustration
Skwala Stone Dark Brown to Yellow Olive Mar 1 -
May 15
38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage. 6-12
Skwala Stone Nymph illustration Skwala Stone Adult illustration
Winter Black Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown Apr 1 -
Aug 15
Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds 18-22 NA
Winter Black Nymph illustration Winter Black Adult illustration

Water Flow Graph for Deckers

Current Flow:200cfs  Measured:04/16/201413:00



Water charts are temporarily unavailable


Weather for Deckers

Current: 50 °F    Partly Cloudy     Wind: 12 MPH N
Current Condtions

Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 50 °F
Humidity: 25%
Wind: 12 mph N
Pressure: 14.69 psi
Cloud Cover: 75%

Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 51 °F
Low: 30 °F
Wind: 10 mph NNW
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 55 °F
Low: 27 °F
Wind: 6 mph SSW
Friday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 68 °F
Low: 44 °F
Wind: 9 mph SW

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