Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Overcrowded
Overcrowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 151
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Deckers is absolutely in fire right now!

Current Conditions at Deckers:

The flow at Deckers has been at a consistent 150 cfs for two weeks now so trout here have settled in and are getting nice and fat on the constant stream of scuds, leeches, stoneflies, baetis, and occasional caddis that are drifting past them. You'll want your nymph rig to have those type of patterns on it. These fish are definitely spread out as well. Look for them in shallow riffles, tail outs, along the banks, and in pocket water. This is definitely one of the best times of the year to hit this popular section of the South Platte!

High flows are kicking up a lot of bugs and the fish are feeding. If you can see a fish you should be able to catch it! Better bring a big net!  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 2 lbs 6 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: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Brown Olive

Size: 18

Time:

Recommended Flies for Deckers

Fly: Epoxy Scud
Color: Dark Olive
Size: 18
Time: 
Epoxy Scud Epoxy Scud
Fly: Double Bunny
Color: Blackish Brown
Size: 14
Time: 
Double Bunny Double Bunny
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger

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 Deckers

Current: 32 °F Partly cloudy Wind: 12 MPH SSW
Current Condtions

Partly cloudy

Temperature: 32 °F
Humidity: 64%
Wind: 12 mph SSW
Pressure: 14.65 psi
Cloud Cover: 50%
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 68 °F  <br/>Low: 38 °F <br/> Wind: 12 mph WSW
Sunny
High: 68 °F
Low: 38 °F
Wind: 12 mph WSW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Partly cloudy<br/> High: 70 °F  <br/>Low: 29 °F <br/> Wind: 7 mph S
Partly cloudy
High: 70 °F
Low: 29 °F
Wind: 7 mph S
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 50 °F  <br/>Low: 34 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SSW
Sunny
High: 50 °F
Low: 34 °F
Wind: 5 mph SSW