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 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 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Overcast Clouds
Temperature:  35 F
Temp Max:  41 F
Temp Min:  21 F
Humidity: 27%
Wind: 39 W mph
Pressure: 1015
Clear Monday 5:00PM — 31 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 29 and 31 .
Wind: 39 NNW mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 25 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 24 and 25 .
Wind: 14 W mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — 24 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 24 .
Wind: 15 SW mph; Humidity: 51%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM — 22 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 14 SW mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM — 21 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 8 WSW mph; Humidity: 55%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM — 23 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 28 N mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 23 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 57 N mph; Humidity: 45%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00PM — 23 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 55 NNE mph; Humidity: 47%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 22 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 34 NNE mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — 20 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 16 N mph; Humidity: 53%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — 18 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 6 NNW mph; Humidity: 57%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM — 16 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 13 SW mph; Humidity: 57%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00AM — 14 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 14 and 14 .
Wind: 20 SW mph; Humidity: 53%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00AM — 18 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 22 SW mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM — 33 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 10 S mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00PM — 41 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 12 NE mph; Humidity: 27%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 33 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 7 N mph; Humidity: 36%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00PM — 31 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 10 SSW mph; Humidity: 40%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00PM — 30 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 14 SW mph; Humidity: 56%; 
Clouds Thursday 2:00AM — 27 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 17 SW mph; Humidity: 57%;