Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group

 

Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013

Colorado Stream Update: The St. Vrain is finally flowing at just above average stream flows of 68 CFS at Lyons, Colorado. Look for good flows to continue, fishing has been fair, due to floods the fish numbers are dispersed.

Current Conditions at Saint Vrain:

Now is a good time for prospecting with dry and dropper rigs. For best results, indicator nymph fish the slow pools and soft riffle seams. The fish are on midges, sporadic risers can be found in the slow tail outs. Bring 7.5 foot leaders and 4x-6x tippet.

The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Slightly Off.



Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 68
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Brown Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male
Weight: 0 lbs 15 oz
Length: 12 inches
Girth: 0 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Saint Vrain

Insect Type: Midge Micro Black Midge Larva Illustration Micro Black Midge Emerger Illustration Micro Black Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Micro Black Midge
Color: Blackish Purple
Size: 24
Time: PM
Insect Type: Midge Black Midge Larva Illustration Black Midge Emerger Illustration Black Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Black Midge
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: PM
Insect Type: Midge Chocolate Brown Midge Larva Illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Emerger Illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge
Color: Chocolate
Size: 20
Time: AM

Recommended Flies for Saint Vrain

Fly: Egg Egg
Color: Yellowish Pink
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Fly: Black Beauty Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Fly: Brassie Brassie
Color: Chocolate
Size: 20
Time: All Day

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late April

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
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Caddisflies

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

Mayflies

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

Midges

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

Stoneflies

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

Water Flow Graph for Saint Vrain

Current Flow:127cfs  Measured:04/19/2014 05:15


Historic water charts are temporarily unavailable


Weather for Saint Vrain

Current: 51 °F    Clear     Wind: 0 MPH N
Current Condtions

Clear
Temperature: 51 °F
Humidity: 51%
Wind: 0 mph N
Pressure: 14.71 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Saturday's Forecast
weather forecastPatchy light drizzle
High: 69 °F
Low: 36 °F
Wind: 10 mph S
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecastPatchy light rain in area with thunder
High: 69 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 8 mph NW
Monday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 76 °F
Low: 44 °F
Wind: 8 mph ESE

Archived Fishing Reports for Saint Vrain

  
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