Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT
Crowd Rating: Overcrowded
Overcrowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 71
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: And this is why they call it the Dream Stream!

Current Conditions at Dream Stream:

Alright, there are a couple of disclaimers I need to get off of the chest before I get into the actual fishing: 1) The crowds are beyond thick right now and will continue this way for the next month, and 2) We did not catch a fish larger than 16". But with that said, it is 100% worth your time in making the drive here. With the heavy overcast here in South Park, sight fishing-- which is absolutely essential to catching one of the large Lake Run trout, is very difficult with the amount of glare on the river. But, the residents are feeding heavily on black Tungsten Zebra Midges, JuJu Midges, Tube Midges, Brassies, San Juan Worms, and Egg patterns. And when I say they're feeding heavily, I mean they're gorging themselves. There was a 30 minute window where every drift was hooking into a trout or landing one. Absolutely nuts! They're mostly found in slower moving and deep water, but we also noticed quite a few feeding trout in faster riffles.

If you can see a fish you should be able to catch it! Try tiny midge and mayfly imitations and 6x and 7 x tippets. Look for rising trout in the pools and eddies.  The fishing is fantastic.  Partly Cloudy skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 4 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Dream Stream

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 24

Time:

Recommended Flies for Dream Stream

Fly: Jujubee Midge
Color: Dark Olive
Size: 22
Time: 
Jujubee Midge Jujubee Midge
Fly: Tungsten Zebra Midge
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Tungsten Zebra Midge Tungsten Zebra Midge
Fly: Egg
Color: Peach
Size: 20
Time: 
Egg Egg

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late March

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 

Midges

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 


Weather for Dream Stream

Current: 43 °F Clear Wind: 11 MPH W
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 43 °F
Humidity: 35%
Wind: 11 mph W
Pressure: 14.74 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 46 °F  <br/>Low: 21 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph NW
Sunny
High: 46 °F
Low: 21 °F
Wind: 5 mph NW
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 47 °F  <br/>Low: 23 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph SW
Sunny
High: 47 °F
Low: 23 °F
Wind: 6 mph SW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Patchy light rain<br/> High: 44 °F  <br/>Low: 26 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SE
Patchy light rain
High: 44 °F
Low: 26 °F
Wind: 5 mph SE