Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Overcrowded
Overcrowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 99
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: By and large the lake run Rainbows coming out of Eleven Mile Reservoir have finished their spawning activity and are back in the safe confines of the lake.

Current Conditions at Dream Stream:

The large lake run 'Bows and Cutties are back in Eleven Mile Reservoir but fishing for the residents of the Dream is still incredibly fun and productive! These trout have seen so many Egg imitations that they've become very spooky to it so it's time to move on to another highly productive lead fly on your nymph rig. Scuds and Cranefly Larva are both working great at getting their attention for your trailing flies but they're also bringing a few trout to net as well. #20 RSIIs and #22 Top Secrets are both working great as emerging patterns of both Baetis and Midges. On warm, overcast days a single #22 Parachute Adams can be a ton of fun to cast to rising trout! In the case that you are fishing with a dry fly, target rising fish only as these trout are still pretty selective with their surface feeding at this point so it's crucial you find those that are actively feeding off of the surface.

Flows have been stable and nymph fishing with small midges and mayflies is the name of the game. 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. Lots of bugs on the water and the fish are eating.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Cutbow
Weight: 1 lbs 12 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female

Current Insect Hatches at Dream Stream

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Snow Midge

Color: Reddish

Size: 22

Time:

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Brown Olive

Size: 18

Time:

Recommended Flies for Dream Stream

Fly: Scud
Color: Greenish Tan
Size: 16
Time: 
Scud Scud
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brownish Tan
Size: 22
Time: 
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Fly: Disco Midge
Color: Reddish
Size: 22
Time: 
Disco Midge Disco Midge

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 Dream Stream

Current: 47 °F Clear Wind: 4 MPH E
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 47 °F
Humidity: 43%
Wind: 4 mph E
Pressure: 14.58 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 56 °F  <br/>Low: 32 °F <br/> Wind: 17 mph WSW
Sunny
High: 56 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 17 mph WSW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 50 °F  <br/>Low: 27 °F <br/> Wind: 11 mph WSW
Sunny
High: 50 °F
Low: 27 °F
Wind: 11 mph WSW
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 49 °F  <br/>Low: 27 °F <br/> Wind: 10 mph WSW
Sunny
High: 49 °F
Low: 27 °F
Wind: 10 mph WSW