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 April

Caddisflies

Insects: American Grannom
Color: Bright Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: Early Morning & Afternoon
Size: 10-14
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 

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: 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 

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: 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 
Insects: Skwala Stone
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage.
Size: 6-12
Spinner Fall:
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 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Overcast Clouds
Temperature:  52 F
Temp Max:  64 F
Temp Min:  37 F
Humidity: 18%
Wind: 13 SSE mph
Pressure: 1015
Snow Saturday 9:00PM — 42 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 39 and 42 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 70%;  Snow: 0.688 for next 3 hours.
Clear Sunday 6:00AM — 32 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 13 WSW mph; Humidity: 67%; 
Clouds Sunday 9:00AM — 43 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 13 WSW mph; Humidity: 47%; 
Snow Sunday 12:00PM — 47 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 17 SW mph; Humidity: 42%;  Snow: 0.812 for next 3 hours.
Snow Sunday 3:00PM — 48 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 48 and 48 .
Wind: 22 W mph; Humidity: 44%;  Snow: 1.438 for next 3 hours.
Snow Sunday 6:00PM — 46 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 14 W mph; Humidity: 42%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Sunday 9:00PM — 36 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 4 WSW mph; Humidity: 64%; 
Clear Monday 6:00AM — 30 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 6 NNE mph; Humidity: 93%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00AM — 36 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 11 ESE mph; Humidity: 77%; 
Clouds Monday 12:00PM — 40 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 40 and 40 .
Wind: 18 E mph; Humidity: 65%; 
Snow Monday 3:00PM — 43 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 29 E mph; Humidity: 63%;  Snow: 1 for next 3 hours.
Snow Monday 6:00PM — 37 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 24 E mph; Humidity: 79%;  Snow: 1.875 for next 3 hours.
Snow Monday 9:00PM — 33 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 15 E mph; Humidity: 90%;  Snow: 1.625 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 6:00AM — 30 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 7 E mph; Humidity: 92%;