Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Very Crowded
Very Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, May 12, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 211
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: With a flow in the low 200's cfs there are a tremendous amount of feeding trout in the Pan right now!

Current Conditions at Frying Pan:

Mysis Shrimp are coming out of Ruedi Reservoir in large numbers so leading your nymph rig with an Epoxy Mysis pattern trailed by smaller midge patterns such as a Top Secret is a great way to fool a lot of trout right now. On overcast days there is a good chance of seeing a prolific BWO hatch here as well to which trout will rise to a size #18 BWO Comparadun pattern on 5x monofilament. Of course, trout here will take a an egg pattern or two as well so don't leave home without the huevos!

The weather has been warm and the water is beginning to rise. The water on Colorado‚Äôs favorite freestone streams has been running very high! For better fishing it is now time to hit your favorite Colorado tail water.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 11 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Frying Pan

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge

Color: Dark Brown

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Frying Pan

Fly: Mysis Shrimp
Color: White
Size: 20
Time: 
Mysis Shrimp Mysis Shrimp
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brown
Size: 22
Time: 
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Fly: Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Pheasant Tail Pheasant Tail

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: 34 °F Clear Wind: 7 MPH SSW
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 34 °F
Humidity: 82%
Wind: 7 mph SSW
Pressure: 14.91 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 61 °F  <br/>Low: 38 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SE
Sunny
High: 61 °F
Low: 38 °F
Wind: 5 mph SE
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 65 °F  <br/>Low: 40 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SSW
Sunny
High: 65 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 5 mph SSW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 67 °F  <br/>Low: 41 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph S
Sunny
High: 67 °F
Low: 41 °F
Wind: 5 mph S