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


Recommended Flies for Dream Stream

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

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 

Current Conditions

Currently: Overcast
Temperature: 25 F (-3.9 C)
Feels Like: 11 F (-12 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 80%
Wind: From the SSE at 18.6 MPH
Pressure: 29.63
UV: 2
snow Friday: Snow showers. High 29F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
nt_snow Friday Night: Cloudy with snow. Low 9F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches.
partlycloudy Saturday: Partly cloudy skies. High around 25F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
nt_clear Saturday Night: Clear skies. Low 4F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
clear Sunday: Sun and a few passing clouds. High 31F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
nt_clear Sunday Night: Clear skies. Low 13F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
partlycloudy Monday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 37F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
nt_clear Monday Night: Mostly clear. Low around 20F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.