Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Saturday, Jan 19, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 20-23 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Overcast Flow: 54
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: Snow Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: With the fresh snow and the light crowds you can come up here and make fresh footprints on the trail along the river!

Current Conditions at Dream Stream:

Our best success has been on the upper part of the Dream fishing in and around the submerged boulders and the deep runs near Spinney. No streamer or dry fly action to speak of so come prepared to nymph. There are a variety of midge patterns that will work but the key is to go small-- sizes #20-24-- and get as good of a drag-free drift as you can. The trout are skittish so even any micro drag will put result in a non-feed. Also of importance, if you're nymphing with a strike indicator, keep it a little bit closer to your flies than you're used to. The strikes are incredibly subtle so moving the indicator closer will help read the extra sensitive strikes better. 5x fluorocarbon usually gets the job done but we had to drop down to 6x fluorocarbon before we got any real action.

The fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 20-23 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 5 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Dream Stream

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 24

Time:

Recommended Flies for Dream Stream

Fly: Disco Midge
Color: Red
Size: 
Time: 
Disco Midge Disco Midge
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brownish Tan
Size: 
Time: 
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Fly: Jujubee Midge
Color: Chocolate
Size: 
Time: 
Jujubee Midge Jujubee Midge

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late June

Caddisflies

Insects: Great Gray Spotted Sedge
Color: Gray Green to Olive Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Jul 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Plain Brown Sedge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Sister Sedge
Color: Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Afternoon & Evening
Size: 14-16
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 
Insects: Little Western Dark Sedge
Color: Dark Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Mid Day
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
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: Spotted Sedge
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: May 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
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: Brown Drake
Color: Dark Brown to Blackish
Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: Evening
Size: 10-12
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Callibaetis Speckled Dun
Color: Tannish Olive to Olive Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Cloudy, Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Late Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Olivish Yellow to Yellowish Pink
Dates: Jun 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Mid Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 16-22
Spinner Fall: Late 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: Iron Blue Quill
Color: Light Olive Tan to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Late Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Creamish Olive to Yellowish
Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: Early Morning
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: After Afternoon
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 
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Slate Winged Drake
Color: Brown to Slate Gray
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 1
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-12
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 
Insects: Western Green Drake
Color: Dark Olive
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Cloudy, 1-4 pm
Size: 8-12
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: Giant Golden
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Follows Salmonflies
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Yellow
Color: Greenish Yellow to Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: 46-54° Water Temps Morning
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
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 
Insects: Yellow Sally
Color: Pale Yellow to Pinkish Yellow
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 2-8
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

Rain
Currently: Light Rain
Temperature:  60 F
Temp Max:  67 F
Temp Min:  50 F
Humidity: 29%
Wind: 34 SW mph
Pressure: 1031
Clouds Tuesday 9:00PM — 52 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 49 and 52 .
Wind: 13 WSW mph; Humidity: 52%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 43 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 42 and 43 .
Wind: 9 W mph; Humidity: 56%; 
Clouds Wednesday 9:00AM — 57 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 57 and 57 .
Wind: 4 SE mph; Humidity: 34%; 
Clouds Wednesday 12:00PM — 66 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 66 and 66 .
Wind: 23 SSW mph; Humidity: 19%; 
Clouds Wednesday 3:00PM — 69 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 69 and 69 .
Wind: 40 WSW mph; Humidity: 17%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00PM — 67 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 67 and 67 .
Wind: 30 WSW mph; Humidity: 18%; 
Clouds Wednesday 9:00PM — 52 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 52 and 52 .
Wind: 12 WNW mph; Humidity: 34%; 
Clear Thursday 6:00AM — 42 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 11 WNW mph; Humidity: 45%; 
Clouds Thursday 9:00AM — 59 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 59 and 59 .
Wind: 18 SW mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Clouds Thursday 12:00PM — 68 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 68 and 68 .
Wind: 39 WSW mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clouds Thursday 3:00PM — 72 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 72 and 72 .
Wind: 34 SW mph; Humidity: 22%; 
Clouds Thursday 6:00PM — 66 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 66 and 66 .
Wind: 38 WNW mph; Humidity: 35%; 
Rain Thursday 9:00PM — 52 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 52 and 52 .
Wind: 6 NW mph; Humidity: 60%;  Rain: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Clear Friday 6:00AM — 43 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 11 WNW mph; Humidity: 67%;