Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, May 9, 2016

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Overcast Flow: 187
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: Rain Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The Dry Fly Fishing has been great. While the upper river can get crowded during run off, the lower sections offer great fishing without the crowds.

Current Conditions at Frying Pan:

Good numbers of midges and baetis have been coming off throughout the day with plenty of fish rising. Small Adams and Midge Clusters are good patterns to be presenting to rising trout. Lighter tippets are required especially when casting to rising fish. Nymphing the deeper pools has been productive with Flash Back Pheasant Tails, RS2s, Midge Larvae and Barrs Emergers. If you are not getting consistent hook ups try adjusting the depth of your nymph set-up. The streamer bite has been good as well. Sparse streamer patterns stripped through the pocket water are getting a lot of attention. This is also a great way to fish water that you normally would over look. Crowds can be heavy near the dam be do not let it discourage you. There is plenty of water to fish if you are willing to walk downstream.

The fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 52-55 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: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 20

Time:

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Dark Olive

Size: 20

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Frying Pan

Fly: Adult Midge
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Adult Midge Adult Midge
Fly: Adams
Color: Olive
Size: 18
Time: PM
Adams Adams
Fly: Slump Buster
Color: Tan
Size: 8
Time: 
Slump Buster Slump Buster

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Caddisflies

Insects: Little Sister Sedge
Color: Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Afternoon & Evening
Size: 14-16
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 
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: 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: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
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 

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 Ant
Color: Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-24
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 


Weather for Frying Pan

Current: 61 °F Partly Cloudy Wind: 15 MPH SSE
Current Condtions

Partly Cloudy

Temperature: 61 °F
Humidity: 22%
Wind: 15 mph SSE
Pressure: 14.72 psi
Cloud Cover: 50%
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 63 °F  <br/>Low: 38 °F <br/> Wind: 15 mph SW
Sunny
High: 63 °F
Low: 38 °F
Wind: 15 mph SW
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 62 °F  <br/>Low: 36 °F <br/> Wind: 12 mph WSW
Sunny
High: 62 °F
Low: 36 °F
Wind: 12 mph WSW
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Overcast <br/> High: 61 °F  <br/>Low: 36 °F <br/> Wind: 7 mph NNE
Overcast
High: 61 °F
Low: 36 °F
Wind: 7 mph NNE