Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 97
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Fall fishing has been great!

Current Conditions at Yampa:

The Yampa has been giving up some great days on the water this Fall. With night temperatures dropping, water temps have been ideal through the day. Hopper-dropper rigs are still producing. This stretch sees a decent amount of pressure, so all the little things matter here. A good nymph rig fished at the right depth is the way to go. Two-bits, princes, and Hare's ears are good place to start. Trail a more selective fly off the back like an RS2 or BWO emerger. The streamer bite has been starting to turn on! As always fish ethically.

This is one of the best times of year to be on the water! The leaves are changing and the weather has been cooling off. The brown trout are getting aggressive! The water is low and clear and the sight fishing is very good, make sure you have a quality pair of polarized glasses.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Yampa

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Yampa

Fly: Two Bit Hooker
Color: Olive
Size: 18
Time: 
Two Bit Hooker Two Bit Hooker
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Wd 40
Color: Olive
Size: 20
Time: 
Wd 40 Wd 40

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 


Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  54 F
Temp Max:  61 F
Temp Min:  41 F
Humidity: 18%
Wind: 13 WNW mph
Pressure: 1023
Clouds Sunday 9:00PM — 40 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 40 .
Wind: 9 E mph; Humidity: 28%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00AM — 31 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 31 .
Wind: 8 E mph; Humidity: 37%; 
Clear Monday 9:00AM — 41 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 7 E mph; Humidity: 30%; 
Clear Monday 12:00PM — 56 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 56 and 56 .
Wind: 28 W mph; Humidity: 16%; 
Clear Monday 3:00PM — 58 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 58 and 58 .
Wind: 42 W mph; Humidity: 11%; 
Clear Monday 6:00PM — 50 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 21 W mph; Humidity: 16%; 
Clear Monday 9:00PM — 37 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 3 SE mph; Humidity: 25%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00AM — 29 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 8 E mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00AM — 39 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 39 and 39 .
Wind: 6 E mph; Humidity: 35%; 
Clear Tuesday 12:00PM — 53 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 53 and 53 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 19%; 
Clear Tuesday 3:00PM — 59 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 59 and 59 .
Wind: 24 WNW mph; Humidity: 15%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00PM — 50 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 10 WNW mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00PM — 40 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 40 and 40 .
Wind: 7 ESE mph; Humidity: 30%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 35 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 7 E mph; Humidity: 35%;