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Report: CASE 3 Frying PanFishing Report | Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Apr 6, 2015

Colorado Stream Update: Midges

Current Conditions at Frying Pan:

Throwing Streamers

Fishing on the Frying Pan has been busy but you can find plenty of water to fish away from the dam. Most anglers are fishing the flats. The streamer bite has been really fun and fish are aggressively chasing in faster pocket water. Look for midge hatches in the afternoon and have plenty of dries to throw.   The ice is out and the bite is on. For great fly fishing travel just west of Denver! The weather is warming up outside and it is beginning to look like spring again! Time to head to Colorado‚Äôs western slope for some of the first fly casts of the year. Midges! Everywhere you look on the stream you will find midge clusters. Be sure and watch your step as the fish are beginning to spawn and eggs can be found throughout the river. The water has been low and clear, dry fly fishing has been somewhat productive as we have been seeing hatches of mayflies and midges. Get to the Frying Pan now! We are catching fish on dries, nymphs and streamers.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 128
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Brown Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 5 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: 18

Recommended Flies for Frying Pan

Fly: Autumn Splendor Streamer Autumn Splendor Streamer
Color: Yellow
Size: 8
Fly: Slump Buster Slump Buster
Color: Olive
Size: 6

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late April

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


American Grannom Bright Green to Greenish Brown Mar 1 -
May 15
Early Morning & Afternoon 10-14 NA
American Grannom Larva illustration American Grannom Emerger illustration American Grannom Adult illustration
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Dark Brown to Yellow Mar 1 -
Aug 30
Sporadic 14-16 NA
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Larva illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Emerger illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Adult illustration


Blue Winged Olive Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive Mar 1 -
Nov 15
Clouds & warmest part of day 16-18 Evening
Blue Winged Olive Nymph illustration Blue Winged Olive Emerger illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult illustration
Western Black Quill Purplish Black to Grayish Brown Apr 1 -
Jun 30
Mid Morning 14-12 Evening
Western Black Quill Nymph illustration Western Black Quill Emerger illustration Western Black Quill Adult illustration


Black Midge Blackish to Black Apr 1 -
Nov 15
All Day 18-20 2-3 Hours
Black Midge Larva illustration Black Midge Emerger illustration Black Midge 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
Micro Black Midge Blackish to Black Mar 1 -
Nov 15
Morning 22-26 2-3 Hours
Micro Black Midge Larva illustration Micro Black Midge Emerger illustration Micro Black 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


Micro Black Dark Brown to Black Jan 1 -
May 15
38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day 18-22 NA
Micro Black Nymph illustration Micro Black Adult illustration
Skwala Stone Dark Brown to Yellow Olive Mar 1 -
May 15
38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage. 6-12
Skwala Stone Nymph illustration Skwala Stone Adult illustration
Winter Black Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown Apr 1 -
Aug 15
Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds 18-22 NA
Winter Black Nymph illustration Winter Black Adult illustration

Weather for Frying Pan

Current: 34 °F    Partly Cloudy     Wind: 11 MPH SW
Current Condtions

Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 34 °F
Humidity: 80%
Wind: 11 mph SW
Pressure: 14.75 psi
Cloud Cover: 75%

Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 62 °F
Low: 35 °F
Wind: 5 mph WSW
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 64 °F
Low: 37 °F
Wind: 6 mph WSW
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 62 °F
Low: 37 °F
Wind: 7 mph SW

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