Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

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

Colorado Stream Update: Strip the streamers!

Current Conditions at Below Chatfield:

The S. Platte below chatfield is giving up some fish to the willing but overall has been somewhat tough. 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 a good place to start. 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.

The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 40-43 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Smallmouth Bass
Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz
Length: 13 inches
Girth: 8 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Below Chatfield

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Below Chatfield

Fly: Leech
Color: Black
Size: 12
Time: 
Leech Leech
Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Red
Size: 16
Time: 
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Slump Buster
Color: Brown
Size: 10
Time: 
Slump Buster Slump Buster

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late November

Mayflies

Insects: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: 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 

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: 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 

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: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Current Conditions

Snow
Currently: Light Snow
Temperature:  26 F
Temp Max:  32 F
Temp Min:  15 F
Humidity: 92%
Wind: 13 NNE mph
Pressure: 1019
Snow Thursday 8:00PM — 25 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 25 and 26 .
Wind: 4 ESE mph; Humidity: 92%;  Snow: 0.5 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 11:00PM — 25 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 25 and 26 .
Wind: 4 W mph; Humidity: 94%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 2:00AM — 25 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 25 and 26 .
Wind: 5 NW mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.38 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 5:00AM — 26 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 10 NNW mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.69 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 8:00AM — 26 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 0 SE mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 2.06 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 11:00AM — 30 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 3 SSE mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 1.13 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 2:00PM — 36 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 6 SE mph; Humidity: 90%;  Snow: 0.13 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Friday 5:00PM — 29 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 1 S mph; Humidity: 89%; 
Clear Friday 8:00PM — 28 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 11 SW mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Clear Friday 11:00PM — 26 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 18 SW mph; Humidity: 70%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00AM — 25 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 22 SW mph; Humidity: 69%; 
Clear Saturday 5:00AM — 25 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 23 SW mph; Humidity: 65%; 
Clear Saturday 8:00AM — 27 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 22 SW mph; Humidity: 65%; 
Clear Saturday 11:00AM — 42 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 20 SSW mph; Humidity: 64%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00PM — 49 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 15 SSW mph; Humidity: 55%; 
Clear Saturday 5:00PM — 37 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 17 SSW mph; Humidity: 68%; 
Clear Saturday 8:00PM — 32 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 21 SW mph; Humidity: 64%; 
Clear Saturday 11:00PM — 29 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 17 SW mph; Humidity: 58%; 
Clear Sunday 2:00AM — 29 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 24 SSW mph; Humidity: 58%; 
Clouds Sunday 5:00AM — 32 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 22 SSW mph; Humidity: 54%;