Report: CASE 3 DeckersFishing Report | Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015

Colorado Stream Update: Fishing on the Big D has been good but challenging lately with lots of anglers on the water. The good news, however, is lots of bugs are on the water and the fish are biting!

Current Conditions at Deckers:

It is a nymph fisherman's game right now, long leaders and 5x-6x tippet. Keep an eye out for fish rising in the slowest seams and softer pools.

Look for ideal flows to be between 250 CFS and 400 CFS. 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 winds have been manageable and during the calm days we have seen some prolific insect hatches. Eggs and grey midges have been the name of the game and we have had good fishing reports by anglers fishing egg/midge combos.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 130
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Brown Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male
Weight: 1 lbs 2 oz
Length: 16 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: Black
Size: 22
Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Deckers

Fly: Egg Egg
Color: Pinkish Yellow
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Fly: Black Beauty Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Fly: Adult Midge Adult Midge
Color: Black
Size: 24
Time: All Day

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late April

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
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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


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


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


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

Weather for Deckers

Current: 28 °F    Heavy snow    Wind: 14 MPH ENE
Current Condtions

Heavy snow
Temperature: 28 °F
Humidity: 93%
Wind: 14 mph ENE
Pressure: 14.90 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Monday's Forecast
weather forecastThundery outbreaks in nearby
High: 43 °F
Low: 33 °F
Wind: 6 mph NE
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 56 °F
Low: 39 °F
Wind: 4 mph SE
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 65 °F
Low: 44 °F
Wind: 6 mph NE

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