Fishing Conditions: POOR

Report Rating: POOR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 26
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The water is very low on The St. Vrain right now. Better fly fishing can be had elsewhere.

Current Conditions at Saint Vrain:

These trout are extremely spooky with the low water so a soft, delicate presentation with a small dry fly will get the most action. Use 6x tippet and a long leader to maximize your results. Also, with the water as low as it is please don't fight the fish for too long or take too many pictures as with less water it is even more stressful on the trout.

Watch your step to avoid damaging spawning beds. Use light tippet and longer leaders to avoid spooking fish. Use a light fly rod to make delicate presentations.  The fishing is slow.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

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

Current Insect Hatches at Saint Vrain

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Brownish Olive

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Saint Vrain

Fly: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 20
Time: 
Blue Winged Olive Blue Winged Olive
Fly: Parachute Adams
Color: Gray
Size: 20
Time: 
Parachute Adams Parachute Adams
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Blue Gray
Size: 20
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early October

Caddisflies

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 

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 

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 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 Saint Vrain

Current: 60 °F Sunny Wind: 0 MPH N
Current Condtions

Sunny

Temperature: 60 °F
Humidity: 61%
Wind: 0 mph N
Pressure: 14.81 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 76 °F  <br/>Low: 48 °F <br/> Wind: 8 mph SE
Sunny
High: 76 °F
Low: 48 °F
Wind: 8 mph SE
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 75 °F  <br/>Low: 50 °F <br/> Wind: 10 mph SE
Sunny
High: 75 °F
Low: 50 °F
Wind: 10 mph SE
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Cloudy<br/> High: 74 °F  <br/>Low: 41 °F <br/> Wind: 19 mph SSW
Cloudy
High: 74 °F
Low: 41 °F
Wind: 19 mph SSW