Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Nov 14, 2014

Colorado Stream Update: n/a

Current Conditions at Frying Pan:


The water is tinted green from the reservoir turning over and will probably remain tinted for the next couple weeks. Midges and BWO's are coming off later in the day allowing for some good dry fly fishing. Nymphing is going to be your most productive technique but be prepared to be cleaning moss off your bugs. Crowds have died down with the cooler weather so no need to rush to the river.   You will catch the majority of the fish on an egg and mayfly combo. It is getting closer to winter and the fish are turning on to the midges again. Try fishing a Money Midge (size 18-22) for best results. The crowds on the local tail waters are beginning to die down as the weather gets cooler. The water is low and clear and the sight fishing is very good, make sure you have a quality pair of polarized glasses. For the best insect hatches, especially blue winged olive mayflies try to get on the water mid-morning on the cloudier and cooler days. The days are getting shorter and the weather is drastically cooling down.  Winter is around the corner and soon you can have the Frying Pan and the Taylor all to yourself!  The fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 32-35 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Slightly Off.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 32-35 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Overcast Flow: 99
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: Snow Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 4 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Frying Pan

Insect Type: Midge Black Midge Larva Illustration Black Midge Emerger Illustration Black Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Black Midge
Color: Black
Size: 22
Insect Type: Mayfly Blue Winged Olive Emerger Illustration Blue Winged Olive Nymph Illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult Illustration
Insect: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 20

Recommended Flies for Frying Pan

Fly: Blue Winged Olive Emerger Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 20
Fly: Biot Midge Biot Midge
Color: Blackish Brown
Size: 22

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late November

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


Gray Drake Gray Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Late Morning 14-16 Evening
Gray Drake Nymph illustration Gray Drake Emerger illustration Gray Drake 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


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
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


Beetle Brownish to Black May 1 -
Nov 30
All Day 10-18 NA
Beetle  illustration
Cricket Brownish Olive to Black Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Twilight & Dusk 8-16 NA
Cricket  illustration

Weather for Frying Pan

Current: 21 °F    Clear     Wind: 7 MPH SSW
Current Condtions

Temperature: 21 °F
Humidity: 86%
Wind: 7 mph SSW
Pressure: 14.98 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastMist
High: 51 °F
Low: 30 °F
Wind: 6 mph SSW
Friday's Forecast
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High: 51 °F
Low: 28 °F
Wind: 6 mph SSW
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 47 °F
Low: 26 °F
Wind: 6 mph SSW

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