Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 32-35 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 86
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Deckers has a great early January flow of 86 CFS. Crowds have been moderate and fishing reports remain fair to good on this year round Colorado fishery.

Current Conditions at Deckers:

Deckers is one of Colorado's most accessible and consistently productive tail waters to fish during the water. A very healthy fish population and abundant insect life makes this tail water one of the best in the west. Winter fishing on Deckers means getting consistent drag free drifts with indicator nymph rigs, 9 foot leaders and 5x-7x tippets. Productive winter tail water flies include a large variety of midge larva and pupa imitations as well as micro mayflies, the occasional big stonefly or scud.

The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 32-35 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 1 lbs 2 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Deckers

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Micro Black Midge

Color: Blackish Purple

Size: 22

Time: AM

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time: AM

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge

Color: Chocolate

Size: 20

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Deckers

Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Chocolate
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Fly: Jujubee Midge
Color: Blackish Purple
Size: 24
Time: All Day
Jujubee Midge Jujubee Midge

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January


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 Deckers

Current: 32 °F Sunny Wind: 8 MPH WNW
Current Condtions


Temperature: 32 °F
Humidity: 24%
Wind: 8 mph WNW
Pressure: 14.65 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 47 °F  <br/>Low: 25 °F <br/> Wind: 8 mph SW
High: 47 °F
Low: 25 °F
Wind: 8 mph SW
Friday's Forecast
weather forecast: Patchy rain possible<br/> High: 37 °F  <br/>Low: 14 °F <br/> Wind: 3 mph WSW
Patchy rain possible
High: 37 °F
Low: 14 °F
Wind: 3 mph WSW
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 34 °F  <br/>Low: 21 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph S
High: 34 °F
Low: 21 °F
Wind: 5 mph S