Fishing Conditions: POOR

Report Rating: POOR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Apr 10, 2016

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 1
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Quincy is ice free and open to boating.

Current Conditions at Quincy Reservoir:

Fishing has been slow here but anyday on the water is a good day! For the fly fisherman your best option is to cast a double nymph rig with scuds, egg patterns, and zebra midges. Strip in with a slow retrieval for best results. Also, make sure and add plenty of weight to your rig for best results.

Our local streams close to Denver and Boulder are producing great fly fishing days. As the weather warms the water is rising as well. Runoff is around the corner so hit your local streams around Denver/Boulder while you can!  The fishing is slow.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 0 lbs 9 oz
Length: 13 inches
Girth: 4 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Quincy Reservoir


Recommended Flies for Quincy Reservoir

Fly: Tungsten Zebra Midge
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 18
Tungsten Zebra Midge Tungsten Zebra Midge
Fly: Egg
Color: Fire Orange
Size: 16
Egg Egg
Fly: Scud
Color: Dark Olive
Size: 14
Scud Scud

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early May

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


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
Red Ant Red to Orangish May 1 -
Oct 15
All Day 18-22 NA
Red Ant  illustration

Weather for Quincy Reservoir

Current: 65 °F    Clear     Wind: 16 MPH SE
Current Condtions

Temperature: 65 °F
Humidity: 38%
Wind: 16 mph SE
Pressure: 14.75 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 79 °F
Low: 52 °F
Wind: 8 mph NW
Friday's Forecast
weather forecastPartly Cloudy
High: 81 °F
Low: 49 °F
Wind: 12 mph WSW
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecastLight drizzle
High: 58 °F
Low: 41 °F
Wind: 13 mph NNE