Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Feb 6, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 36-39 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 43
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The road is closed to the tailwater section of the Yampa but if you are willing to walk/bike it is worth the effort.

Current Conditions at Yampa:

If you choose to make the trek to the river make sure you have plenty of midges, scuds and egg patterns. The nymphing has been fantastic and we are also seeing some fish rise to adult midges. A light Pink Scud trailed by an RS2 or Jujubee midge has been working well under an indicator. Find the deeper pockets and pools for the best results. Water levels are low and clear so fish are a little spooky. Be sure to use your stealthy moves when moving around near the water. Small Adams, Roy Palms Midge Emergers and Adult Midge Patterns have all been working for rising fish. For quicker access you can ride a bike or take a snowmobile in from the Sarvis Creek side. Either way give yourself plenty of time to get to the river.

The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 36-39 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 18 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Yampa

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge

Color: Blackish Brown

Size: 22


Recommended Flies for Yampa

Fly: Wd 40
Color: Blackish Brown
Size: 20
Wd 40 Wd 40
Fly: Scud
Color: Pinkish
Size: 18
Scud Scud

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late February


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: 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 


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 

Weather for Yampa

Current: 46 °F Clear Wind: 9 MPH S
Current Condtions


Temperature: 46 °F
Humidity: 40%
Wind: 9 mph S
Pressure: 14.72 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Thundery outbreaks possible<br/> High: 45 °F  <br/>Low: 32 °F <br/> Wind: 10 mph SW
Thundery outbreaks possible
High: 45 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 10 mph SW
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Light snow showers<br/> High: 40 °F  <br/>Low: 26 °F <br/> Wind: 11 mph WSW
Light snow showers
High: 40 °F
Low: 26 °F
Wind: 11 mph WSW
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Moderate or heavy snow with thunder<br/> High: 27 °F  <br/>Low: 17 °F <br/> Wind: 11 mph WSW
Moderate or heavy snow with thunder
High: 27 °F
Low: 17 °F
Wind: 11 mph WSW