Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Aug 24, 2020

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 60+
Sky: Clear Flow: 117
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Summer is for Carp

Current Conditions at Downtown:

Summer is a great time to get out to the DSP and search for carp. The water is too warm to target trout so leave your 5wt and home and grab your 7wt. With good water clarity you can search for feeding carp. Small leech patterns can be very affective for carp on the DSP this time of year.

Try covering lots of water and looking for risers!  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 60+ degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Carp
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 20 inches
Girth: 8 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Downtown

None

Recommended Flies for Downtown

Fly: Carp Fly
Color: 
Size: 
Time: 
Carp Fly Carp Fly
Fly: Leech
Color: 
Size: 
Time: 
Leech Leech
Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: 
Size: 
Time: 
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late September

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Caddis
Color: Yellow, Orange or Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Oct 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Spotted Sedge
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: May 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)
Color: Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Terrestrials

Insects: Beetle
Color: Brownish to Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 10-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Black & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Black Ant
Color: Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-24
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Grasshopper
Color: Green to Brownish Tan
Dates: May 15 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 2-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Red Ant
Color: Red to Orangish
Dates: May 1 – Oct 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Overcast Clouds
Temperature:  36 F
Temp Max:  41 F
Temp Min:  24 F
Humidity: 27%
Wind: 39 W mph
Pressure: 1015
Clouds Monday 5:00PM — 32 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 33 .
Wind: 26 WNW mph; Humidity: 41%; 
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 27 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 28 .
Wind: 25 WNW mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — 27 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 28 .
Wind: 18 WNW mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM — 26 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 15 WNW mph; Humidity: 46%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM — 24 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 15 NNW mph; Humidity: 46%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM — 25 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 39 NNW mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 26 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 66 N mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00PM — 27 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 51 N mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 26 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 45 NNE mph; Humidity: 40%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — 23 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 12 NNE mph; Humidity: 47%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — 21 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 3 SE mph; Humidity: 51%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM — 21 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 9 S mph; Humidity: 51%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00AM — 19 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 19 and 19 .
Wind: 12 W mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00AM — 22 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 9 WSW mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM — 32 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 9 SSE mph; Humidity: 24%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00PM — 38 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 38 and 38 .
Wind: 9 ESE mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 35 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 5 E mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00PM — 32 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 12 WSW mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00PM — 32 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 15 WSW mph; Humidity: 47%; 
Clouds Thursday 2:00AM — 33 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 17 WSW mph; Humidity: 44%;