Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Sep 28, 2015

Colorado Stream Update: What a season it has been of higher than normal flows at Deckers. Flows are at 252 CFS at Trumbull bridge and fishing remains fair to good for the fly angler.

Current Conditions at Deckers:

Fishing is best for sight fishing with midge and mayfly imitations. Use longer leaders and light tippet and smaller and sparser flies. Look for fish to be on the rise in the early am and late pm.

If you can brave the crowds and the cold you might find yourself holding the biggest brown trout you have ever seen. We are seeing some of the best fish of the year get hooked right now. Walk softly as to avoid spooking big lake run fish. Make sure you have a quality set of polarized glasses. Guides report that the sight fishing has been fantastic. Lots of eggs are in the stream. An egg mayfly combo, trailed by an emerging midge has been slaying fish.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Slightly Off.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 252
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 22 inches
Girth: 9 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: AM
Insect Type: Mayfly Blue Winged Olive Emerger Illustration Blue Winged Olive Nymph Illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult Illustration
Insect: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Dark Blue Olive
Size: 20
Time: AM
Insect Type: Caddisfly October Caddis Larva Illustration October Caddis Emerger Illustration October Caddis Adult Illustration
Insect: October Caddis
Color: Brownish Tan
Size: 18
Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Deckers

Fly: Black Beauty Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: PM
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Chocolate
Size: 24
Time: All Day
Fly: Copper John Copper John
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: All Day

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early October

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


Micro Caddis Yellow, Orange or Brown Jun 15 -
Oct 15
Sporadic 20-22 NA
Micro Caddis Larva illustration Micro Caddis Emerger illustration Micro Caddis Adult illustration
October Caddis Orange Tan to Grayish Black Sep 1 -
Oct 30
Shallows, Afternoon & Evening 8-10 NA
October Caddis Larva illustration October Caddis Emerger illustration October Caddis 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
Gray Drake Gray Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Late Morning 14-16 Evening
Gray Drake Nymph illustration Gray Drake Emerger illustration Gray Drake Adult illustration
Mahogany Dun Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown Sep 1 -
Oct 31
Early Afternoon 16-18 Late Evening
Mahogany Dun Nymph illustration Mahogany Dun Emerger illustration Mahogany Dun Adult illustration
Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Clouds & warmest part of day 22-26 Evening
Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Nymph illustration Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Emerger illustration Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) 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


September Stone Reddish Brown with Orange belly Aug 15 -
Oct 31
Early Afternoon to Evening 4-10 NA
September Stone Nymph illustration September Stone Adult illustration


Beetle Brownish to Black May 1 -
Nov 30
All Day 10-18 NA
Beetle  illustration
Black Ant Black May 1 -
Nov 15
All Day 20-24 NA
Black Ant  illustration
Cricket Brownish Olive to Black Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Twilight & Dusk 8-16 NA
Cricket  illustration
Grasshopper Green to Brownish Tan May 15 -
Nov 15
All Day 2-14 NA
Grasshopper  illustration Grasshopper  illustration
Red Ant Red to Orangish May 1 -
Oct 15
All Day 18-22 NA
Red Ant  illustration

Weather for Deckers

Current: 46 °F    Clear     Wind: 11 MPH WNW
Current Condtions

Temperature: 46 °F
Humidity: 23%
Wind: 11 mph WNW
Pressure: 15.03 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Monday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 74 °F
Low: 46 °F
Wind: 7 mph N
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 78 °F
Low: 44 °F
Wind: 10 mph NNW
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 80 °F
Low: 46 °F
Wind: 9 mph SSE

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