Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 36-39 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Overcast Flow: 80
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Snow is back in the forecast which means you could see some good dry fly activity on the Pan.

Current Conditions at Frying Pan:

Low flows require light tippet and delicate presentations this time of year. Sight fishing is good but you must be stealthy when approaching fish. If you are fishing to rising trout be sure to make a good cast. Slapping the water will only put the fish down. The Roy Palm Special Midge Emerger is an excellent fly to be casting to rising fish during a midge hatch. Be sure to have a few of them in your box. Nymphing the slower bends and pools with eggs, midges, flash back PTs and mysis has been effective as well. Strikes have been very subtle so pay close attention to your indicator.

The fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 36-39 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Frying Pan

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge

Color: Blackish Brown

Size: 20

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Frying Pan

Fly: Adult Midge
Color: Black
Size: 22
Adult Midge Adult Midge
Fly: Egg
Color: Peach
Size: 20
Egg Egg
Fly: Pheasant Tail
Color: Black
Size: 20
Pheasant Tail Pheasant Tail

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January


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 


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 

Weather for Frying Pan

Current: 21 °F Sunny Wind: 4 MPH SSE
Current Condtions


Temperature: 21 °F
Humidity: 68%
Wind: 4 mph SSE
Pressure: 14.65 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 35 °F  <br/>Low: 25 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph WSW
High: 35 °F
Low: 25 °F
Wind: 6 mph WSW
Friday's Forecast
weather forecast: Moderate or heavy snow with thunder<br/> High: 31 °F  <br/>Low: 16 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph WSW
Moderate or heavy snow with thunder
High: 31 °F
Low: 16 °F
Wind: 6 mph WSW
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecast: Overcast<br/> High: 31 °F  <br/>Low: 22 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph WNW
High: 31 °F
Low: 22 °F
Wind: 6 mph WNW