Fishing Conditions: POOR

Report Rating: POOR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 60+
Sky: Clear Flow: 11
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Eh.. fishing continues to be hit or miss

Current Conditions at Below Chatfield:

This section of the South Platte is seeing very low flows, and warm temps. Fishing has been hit and miss, we recommend heading to other sections of the Platte. For those that want to stick it to the man, an attractor rig with worms, leeches, hare's ears, and large caddis offerings is ideal. Some rising trout have been spotted in the afternoon, and small streamers in olive and black have produced as well. Keep yours open, as opportunities to sight fish some carp have started to pick up.

Make sure you have a quality set of polarized glasses. Guides report that the sight fishing has been fantastic.  The fishing is slow.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 60+ degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Carp
Weight: 3 lbs 8 oz
Length: 22 inches
Girth: 14 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Below Chatfield

None

Recommended Flies for Below Chatfield

Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Pink
Size: 16
Time: 
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Leech
Color: Black
Size: 12
Time: 
Leech Leech
Fly: Flashback Hare's Ear
Color: Gray
Size: 14
Time: 
Flashback Hare's Ear Flashback Hare's Ear

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late September

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
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: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
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 

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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
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 & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
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

Clouds
Currently: Few Clouds
Temperature:  73 F
Temp Max:  77 F
Temp Min:  67 F
Humidity: 15%
Wind: 8 SSE mph
Pressure: 1018
Clear Sunday 6:00PM — 65 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 57 and 65 .
Wind: 9 WNW mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00PM — 50 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 44 and 50 .
Wind: 17 WNW mph; Humidity: 32%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00AM — 41 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 34%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00AM — 53 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 53 and 53 .
Wind: 10 W mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clouds Monday 12:00PM — 63 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 63 and 63 .
Wind: 9 ESE mph; Humidity: 17%; 
Clouds Monday 3:00PM — 64 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 15 E mph; Humidity: 17%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00PM — 55 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 55 and 55 .
Wind: 7 WNW mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00PM — 47 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 10 W mph; Humidity: 37%; 
Clouds Tuesday 6:00AM — 42 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 18 W mph; Humidity: 36%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00AM — 54 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 54 and 54 .
Wind: 9 W mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clear Tuesday 12:00PM — 64 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 13 W mph; Humidity: 16%; 
Clear Tuesday 3:00PM — 66 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 66 and 66 .
Wind: 15 WNW mph; Humidity: 13%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00PM — 60 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 60 and 60 .
Wind: 11 WNW mph; Humidity: 25%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00PM — 47 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 17 WNW mph; Humidity: 35%;