Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 44-47 Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 950
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)

Colorado Stream Update: Flows remain high in the canyon

Current Conditions at Cheesman Canyon:

Cheesman has been experiencing high flows lately. These kind of conditions might turn some anglers away, but don't be so certain. High water means fish are more opportunistic, as well as more willing to accept some larger sized tippet. So size it up, and make sure you are getting those flies into the right feeding column. Scuds, worms, and larger caddis offerings are all finding nice fish. Some risers are spotted in the soft water but most eats remain subsurface. High flows have fish pushed right against the bank, so be sure to fish close to your feet before entering the run. Depth is crucial!

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

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Cheesman Canyon

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Plain Brown Sedge

Color: Brown

Size: 16

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Cheesman Canyon

Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Fly: Scud
Color: Gray
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Scud Scud
Fly: Two Bit Hooker
Color: Olive
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Two Bit Hooker Two Bit Hooker

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late November

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: 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 

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 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Scattered Clouds
Temperature:  40 F
Temp Max:  48 F
Temp Min:  31 F
Humidity: 56%
Wind: 18 S mph
Pressure: 1023
Clouds Thursday 8:00PM — 38 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 37 and 38 .
Wind: 10 SW mph; Humidity: 62%; 
Clouds Thursday 11:00PM — 37 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 37 .
Wind: 12 SW mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clouds Friday 2:00AM — 39 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 38 and 39 .
Wind: 15 SSW mph; Humidity: 40%; 
Clouds Friday 5:00AM — 40 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 40 and 40 .
Wind: 15 SW mph; Humidity: 36%; 
Clouds Friday 8:00AM — 45 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 17 SW mph; Humidity: 33%; 
Clouds Friday 11:00AM — 61 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 61 and 61 .
Wind: 10 SSW mph; Humidity: 21%; 
Clouds Friday 2:00PM — 63 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 63 and 63 .
Wind: 5 SW mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clouds Friday 5:00PM — 47 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 4 WSW mph; Humidity: 36%; 
Clouds Friday 8:00PM — 45 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 16 SW mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Friday 11:00PM — 43 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 16 SW mph; Humidity: 41%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00AM — 41 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 18 SW mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clouds Saturday 5:00AM — 41 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 18 SSW mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clouds Saturday 8:00AM — 44 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 44 and 44 .
Wind: 17 SW mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Saturday 11:00AM — 58 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 58 and 58 .
Wind: 4 NW mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clouds Saturday 2:00PM — 58 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 58 and 58 .
Wind: 17 NE mph; Humidity: 24%; 
Clouds Saturday 5:00PM — 45 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 27 ENE mph; Humidity: 59%; 
Rain Saturday 8:00PM — 36 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 12 SSW mph; Humidity: 92%;  Rain: 2.25 for next 3 hours.
Rain Saturday 11:00PM — 34 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 11 SSW mph; Humidity: 91%;  Rain: 0.13 for next 3 hours.
Clear Sunday 2:00AM — 33 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 8 SSW mph; Humidity: 85%; 
Clear Sunday 5:00AM — 32 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 13 SW mph; Humidity: 67%;