Fishing Conditions: POOR

Report Rating: POOR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Mar 18, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 40-43 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 25
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Other sections of the south platte will be more productive

Current Conditions at Below Chatfield:

We recommend fishing closer to downtown

The fishing is slow.  Clear skies and 40-43 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Stained.

Likely Catch

Species: Carp
Weight: 0 lbs 0 oz
Length: 0 inches
Girth: 0 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Below Chatfield

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 20

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Below Chatfield


Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late March

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 

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: 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 


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