Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Apr 3, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 44-47 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Overcast Flow: 367
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: Rain Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Winter-like weather in the area has kept trout pushed down low so it's still a nymphing game on the Roaring Fork.

Current Conditions at Roaring Fork:

Mayflies are getting active here on the Roaring Fork and are throughout the drift so patterns like #18 black Pheasant Tails, #18 brown Prince Nymphs, and #20 tan Micro Mayflies have gotten a lot of trout to net. With the Spring rainbow spawn, peach and rose colored Egg patterns have gotten their fair share of attention as lead flies too. If the nymphing bite is slow, tossing streamers on the RF is always a good way to move some of the big boys in here especially on overcast days--white colored Zoo Cougars and brownish/olive colored Sex Dungeons stripped along the banks and through deep holes has the ability to hook into a 20-plus incher. As the weather warms up over the next couple of weeks look for BWOs and Caddis to begin to hatch from Glenwood and make their way up to Carbondale and beyond.

Big stoneflies like a 20 incher or a Girdle Bug are producing strikes left and right. Runoff is just around the corner so be sure to get a few more beautiful spring days on the water. The key to catching fish is to read the water and predict just where the fish will be holding.   The fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 44-47 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 8 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Roaring Fork

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge

Color: Chocolate

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Roaring Fork

Fly: Egg
Color: Peach
Size: 18
Time: 
Egg Egg
Fly: Pheasant Tail
Color: Black
Size: 18
Time: 
Pheasant Tail Pheasant Tail
Fly: Zoo Cougar
Color: Whitish
Size: 8
Time: 
Zoo Cougar Zoo Cougar

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late April

Caddisflies

Insects: American Grannom
Color: Bright Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: Early Morning & Afternoon
Size: 10-14
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 

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: Micro Black
Color: Dark Brown to Black
Dates: Jan 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Skwala Stone
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage.
Size: 6-12
Spinner Fall:
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 


Weather for Roaring Fork

Current: 30 °F Light snow Wind: 22 MPH SW
Current Condtions

Light snow

Temperature: 30 °F
Humidity: 93%
Wind: 22 mph SW
Pressure: 14.62 psi
Cloud Cover: 100%
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 59 °F  <br/>Low: 38 °F <br/> Wind: 8 mph SW
Sunny
High: 59 °F
Low: 38 °F
Wind: 8 mph SW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Partly cloudy<br/> High: 50 °F  <br/>Low: 32 °F <br/> Wind: 7 mph W
Partly cloudy
High: 50 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 7 mph W
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 54 °F  <br/>Low: 32 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph WSW
Sunny
High: 54 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 5 mph WSW