Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 36-39 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 10
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Target the warmest part of the day

Current Conditions at Below Chatfield:

The S. Platte below chatfield is giving up some fish to the willing but low flows are making things tough. We recommend heading further downtown. An attractor rig with worms, leeches, hare's ears, and large caddis offerings is a good place to start. There are opportunities stalk some carp so walk slowly and look for deep holding water. Stripping small streamers in olive and black have produced as well, but be sure to try different depths and retrieves. As winter settles in, target the warmest part of the day.

Winter fishing conditions are in effect  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 36-39 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Carp
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 9 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Below Chatfield

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Below Chatfield

Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Red
Size: 16
Time: 
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Egg
Color: Orange
Size: 18
Time: 
Egg Egg
Fly: Leech
Color: Black
Size: 16
Time: 
Leech Leech

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January

Midges

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

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  39 F
Temp Max:  44 F
Temp Min:  32 F
Humidity: 31%
Wind: 6 WNW mph
Pressure: 1027
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 39 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 39 .
Wind: 9 SW mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — 37 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 37 .
Wind: 11 SW mph; Humidity: 40%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM — 38 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 38 .
Wind: 12 SSW mph; Humidity: 40%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM — 36 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 34 and 36 .
Wind: 5 WSW mph; Humidity: 46%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM — 37 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 12 S mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 45 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 7 W mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00PM — 46 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 6 NNW mph; Humidity: 34%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 36 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 4 NNE mph; Humidity: 50%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — 32 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 1 W mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — 33 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 11 SW mph; Humidity: 72%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM — 32 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 13 SW mph; Humidity: 65%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00AM — 32 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 11 SW mph; Humidity: 59%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00AM — 35 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 12 SW mph; Humidity: 52%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00AM — 42 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 11 WSW mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00PM — 46 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 29 NNW mph; Humidity: 27%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 36 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 9 NE mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00PM — 33 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 16 SE mph; Humidity: 53%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00PM — 29 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 6 WSW mph; Humidity: 65%; 
Clear Thursday 2:00AM — 27 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 6 NW mph; Humidity: 45%; 
Clear Thursday 5:00AM — 26 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 1 WNW mph; Humidity: 45%;