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 February

Midges

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 

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

Snow
Currently: Light Snow
Temperature:  18 F
Temp Max:  32 F
Temp Min:  7 F
Humidity: 28%
Wind: 57 W mph
Pressure: 1013
Clear Monday 5:00PM — 13 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 12 and 13 .
Wind: 32 WNW mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clear Monday 8:00PM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 3 and 4 .
Wind: 17 WNW mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clear Monday 11:00PM — -1 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -2 and -1 .
Wind: 14 WNW mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM — -2 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between -3 and -2 .
Wind: 14 WNW mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM — -4 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between -4 and -4 .
Wind: 16 WNW mph; Humidity: 83%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM —
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 1 and 1 .
Wind: 13 WNW mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 10 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 32 NNW mph; Humidity: 56%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00PM — 12 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 29 N mph; Humidity: 55%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 10 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 15 NNW mph; Humidity: 65%; 
Clear Tuesday 8:00PM — -1 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -1 and -1 .
Wind: 14 NW mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Clear Tuesday 11:00PM — -5 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -5 and -5 .
Wind: 15 WNW mph; Humidity: 82%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM — -6 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -6 and -6 .
Wind: 16 WNW mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00AM — -6 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -6 and -6 .
Wind: 15 WNW mph; Humidity: 76%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 4 and 4 .
Wind: 12 WNW mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM — 23 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 10 SW mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00PM — 30 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 53%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 25 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 60%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00PM — 11 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 11 and 11 .
Wind: 17 WNW mph; Humidity: 82%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00PM — 10 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 16 WNW mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clear Thursday 2:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 9 and 9 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 83%;