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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:

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Colorado Stream Update: midges

Current Conditions at Frying Pan:

Streamer fishing, The Pan has been fishing well, with fish chasing streamers.

There has been a good midge hatch on the pan but until you see risers nymphing and streamer fishing is your ticket to keeping the rod bent. Crowds have been manageable near the dam but for more solitude head down stream. Olive and Natural colored Slump Busters have been turning a lot of fish in the pocket water down river.   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. The Frying Pan, Blue River below Dillon, Williams Fork and Taylor are all flowing at good fishable levels. Get to the Frying Pan now! We are catching fish on dries, nymphs and streamers. Try fishing streamers in a tandem rig, a great combo has been a big nasty black and white streamer followed by a micro leech.  The fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 44-47 degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 44-47 Temp: 44-47
Sky: Overcast Flow: 154
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: Rain Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Brown Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male
Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Length: 16 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: Charcoal
Size: 20

Recommended Flies for Frying Pan

Fly: Biot Midge Biot Midge
Color: Purpleish Black
Size: 22
Fly: Slump Buster Slump Buster
Color: Olive
Size: 10

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

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


Little Sister Sedge Green to Greenish Brown May 15 -
Aug 30
Afternoon & Evening 14-16 NA
Little Sister Sedge Larva illustration Little Sister Sedge Emerger illustration Little Sister Sedge 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
Spotted Sedge Brownish Yellow May 15 -
Sep 30
Sporadic 10-12 NA
Spotted Sedge Larva illustration Spotted Sedge Emerger illustration Spotted 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


Salmon Fly Black to Reddish Brown May 15 -
Jul 15
50-60° Water Late Morning on 4-8 NA
Salmon Fly Nymph illustration Salmon Fly Adult illustration
Small Western Brownish May 15 -
Jul 15
46-56° Water Temps 14-18 NA
Small Western Nymph illustration Small Western 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


Beetle Brownish to Black May 1 -
Nov 30
All Day 10-18 NA
Beetle  illustration
Black Ant Black May 1 -
Nov 15
All Day 20-24 NA
Black Ant  illustration
Grasshopper Green to Brownish Tan May 15 -
Nov 15
All Day 2-14 NA
Grasshopper  illustration Grasshopper  illustration
Red Ant Red to Orangish May 1 -
Oct 15
All Day 18-22 NA
Red Ant  illustration

Weather for Frying Pan

Current: 39 °F    Light rain    Wind: 8 MPH SW
Current Condtions

Light rain
Temperature: 39 °F
Humidity: 93%
Wind: 8 mph SW
Pressure: 14.88 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Friday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 66 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 6 mph NW
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 73 °F
Low: 44 °F
Wind: 7 mph W
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 76 °F
Low: 48 °F
Wind: 7 mph WNW

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