Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Very Crowded
Very Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Apr 24, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 464
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Early Spring fishing up to this point has been fair but certainly not great either.

Current Conditions at San Juan:

The water coming out of Navajo Dam is still heavily stained which has made fishing here a bit difficult. Leeches and San Juan Worms (of course they work here) are working well as a lead fly on your nymph rig tailed by smaller Prince Nymphs or Gold Ribbed Hare's Ears. Fish are not feeding off of the surface whatsoever right now so it's a nymphing game for the foreseeable future.

Float fishing trips have been doing well. Streamer fishing has been productive especially when prospecting from a drift boat or a raft.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Stained.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 2 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at San Juan

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Brownish Tan

Size: 18

Time:

Recommended Flies for San Juan

Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: 
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Gold Ribber Hare's Ear
Color: Brown
Size: 20
Time: 
Gold Ribber Hare's Ear Gold Ribber Hare's Ear

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 San Juan

Current: 51 °F Overcast Wind: 13 MPH NNE
Current Condtions

Overcast

Temperature: 51 °F
Humidity: 42%
Wind: 13 mph NNE
Pressure: 14.61 psi
Cloud Cover: 100%
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 79 °F  <br/>Low: 45 °F <br/> Wind: 11 mph WSW
Sunny
High: 79 °F
Low: 45 °F
Wind: 11 mph WSW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 58 °F  <br/>Low: 32 °F <br/> Wind: 14 mph WNW
Sunny
High: 58 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 14 mph WNW
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 61 °F  <br/>Low: 40 °F <br/> Wind: 12 mph WNW
Sunny
High: 61 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 12 mph WNW