Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 48-51
Sky: Clear Flow: 298
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The Dry Fly Fishing has been excellent on the Frying Pan. The crowds have tapered off and we are seeing Green Drakes.

Current Conditions at Frying Pan:

PMDs have been bringing a lot of fish to the surface during the middle of the day. Look for fish on the softer edges as well as the calm flats. There are also some BWOs mixed in so small Grey or Yellow Adams and Sparkle PMD Duns have been working well throughout the afternoon. Once you start seeing the Drakes switch over from the size 18-20 and tie on a larger adult Drake imitations. Nymphing has also been good but if they are rising we are throwing dries. Get out and enjoy the excellent September weather.

The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Frying Pan

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Dark Blue Olive

Size: 20

Time:

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Late Pale Morning Dun (PMD)

Color: Pinkish

Size: 18

Time:

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Western Green Drake

Color: Gray Green

Size: 16

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Frying Pan

Fly: Adams
Color: Gray
Size: 20
Time: 
Adams Adams
Fly: Green Drake Paradrake
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 16
Time: 
Green Drake Paradrake Green Drake Paradrake

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late September

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Caddis
Color: Yellow, Orange or Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Oct 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)
Color: Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
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 & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
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: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
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: 53 °F Overcast Wind: 0 MPH N
Current Condtions

Overcast

Temperature: 53 °F
Humidity: 83%
Wind: 0 mph N
Pressure: 14.95 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Friday's Forecast
weather forecast: Moderate or heavy rain shower<br/> High: 63 °F  <br/>Low: 43 °F <br/> Wind: 9 mph W
Moderate or heavy rain shower
High: 63 °F
Low: 43 °F
Wind: 9 mph W
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 65 °F  <br/>Low: 44 °F <br/> Wind: 9 mph W
Sunny
High: 65 °F
Low: 44 °F
Wind: 9 mph W
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 67 °F  <br/>Low: 45 °F <br/> Wind: 7 mph WSW
Sunny
High: 67 °F
Low: 45 °F
Wind: 7 mph WSW