Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Overcrowded
Overcrowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 61
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Fish are in typically winter lies-- slow moving and deep water-- so concentrate your efforts on those types of water.

Current Conditions at Deckers:

Deckers is extremely crowded right now, and I'm talking Monday through Sunday 7 days a week, but the fishing is still quite productive if you can brave the crowds. Small black and cream colored midges are working well below 6x tippet. A little pro secret here, to beat the crowds head down river of Trumbull Bridge as there are still a great many fish but the crowds thin out.

Use three different midge patters. Try a black Zebra Midge (size 20-24) or a Money Midge (size 20-24). Use a bright colored but small San Juan worm in red or pink to help you see where your flies are drifting. The fish are eating midges and we are even seeing the occasional rise to an adult midge. To imitate a midge cluster try using a Griffith’s Gnat (size 18-24).  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 10 oz
Length: 19 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Deckers

None

Recommended Flies for Deckers

Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: 
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Disco Midge
Color: Whitish
Size: 22
Time: 
Disco Midge Disco Midge

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 Deckers

Current: 32 °F Partly cloudy Wind: 21 MPH SW
Current Condtions

Partly cloudy

Temperature: 32 °F
Humidity: 40%
Wind: 21 mph SW
Pressure: 14.84 psi
Cloud Cover: 75%
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 57 °F  <br/>Low: 40 °F <br/> Wind: 16 mph W
Sunny
High: 57 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 16 mph W
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 58 °F  <br/>Low: 32 °F <br/> Wind: 17 mph WSW
Sunny
High: 58 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 17 mph WSW
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Moderate or heavy snow with thunder<br/> High: 43 °F  <br/>Low: 20 °F <br/> Wind: 9 mph NNE
Moderate or heavy snow with thunder
High: 43 °F
Low: 20 °F
Wind: 9 mph NNE