Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 56-59
Sky: Clear Flow: 240
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The DSP is fishing good!

Current Conditions at Downtown:

The DSP has reached ideal flows and fishing has been heating up! There are opportunities to catch a variety of different species right now including; Rainbows, Browns, Smalljaws, Walleye, and of course carp. Deep nymph rigs, surveying soft water and seams is the best way to find a pull. Think attractor/buggy patterns like worms, princes, 20 inchers, leeches and grubs. For Carp, walk the high river trails and scan slow pools, foam lines, and bridges. Often times you can spot carp activity by 'mud-plooms' that form from the fish stirring up the bottom looking for food. Flies like crawdads, leeches, and large nymphs are good choices to try.

The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 56-59 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Smallmouth Bass
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 13 inches
Girth: 9 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Downtown

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Downtown

Fly: 20, Incher
Color: Brown
Size: 12
Time: All Day
20, Incher 20, Incher
Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Pink
Size: 16
Time: All Day
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Leech
Color: Black
Size: 8
Time: All Day
Leech Leech

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January

Midges

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 


Current Conditions

Rain
Currently: Moderate Rain
Temperature:  34 F
Temp Max:  40 F
Temp Min:  27 F
Humidity: 94%
Wind: 8 SE mph
Pressure: 1017
Snow Monday 8:00PM — 37 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 36 and 37 .
Wind: 12 SE mph; Humidity: 91%;  Snow: 0.94 for next 3 hours.
Snow Monday 11:00PM — 33 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 4 SW mph; Humidity: 93%;  Snow: 0.06 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM — 32 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 14 WNW mph; Humidity: 51%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM — 30 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 10 WSW mph; Humidity: 45%; 
Clear Tuesday 8:00AM — 30 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 9 W mph; Humidity: 41%; 
Clear Tuesday 11:00AM — 39 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 39 and 39 .
Wind: 8 SSW mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clear Tuesday 2:00PM — 43 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 9 SE mph; Humidity: 24%; 
Clear Tuesday 5:00PM — 37 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 18 SE mph; Humidity: 51%; 
Clear Tuesday 8:00PM — 33 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 5 S mph; Humidity: 52%; 
Clear Tuesday 11:00PM — 31 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 5 WNW mph; Humidity: 47%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00AM — 34 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 8 NNW mph; Humidity: 41%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00AM — 31 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 6 NNE mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00AM — 34 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 1 NW mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00AM — 39 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 39 and 39 .
Wind: 4 E mph; Humidity: 56%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00PM — 39 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 39 and 39 .
Wind: 21 SE mph; Humidity: 57%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 36 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 18 E mph; Humidity: 76%; 
Snow Wednesday 8:00PM — 33 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 14 E mph; Humidity: 92%;  Snow: 0.88 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 11:00PM — 32 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 9 ENE mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 1.5 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 2:00AM — 30 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 3 NE mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.56 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 5:00AM — 28 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 4 S mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.06 for next 3 hours.