Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Nov 1, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

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

Colorado Stream Update: Get those flies low and slow

Current Conditions at Big Thompson:

The Big T is fishing decently lately. The morning temps are starting to reach the 30's and lower. A good nymph rig fished at the appropriate depth is going to be the go-to. Two-bits, PTs, and RS2's are a good place to start. Midges are becoming more and more important. The streamer action has been hit and miss. The most success has been with olive and natural colors. Focus efforts towards side seems, and major current breaks. Fish have started to seek winter lies, with good holding areas.

The fish have seen a lot of pressure this season and they are getting spooky. Use light tippet and longer leaders to avoid spooking fish.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 40-43 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 1 lbs 12 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Big Thompson

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Big Thompson

Fly: Rainbow Warrior
Color: Pearl
Size: 18
Time: 
Rainbow Warrior Rainbow Warrior
Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Juju Baetis
Color: Purplish Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Juju Baetis Juju Baetis

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

Clouds
Currently: Overcast Clouds
Temperature:  26 F
Temp Max:  32 F
Temp Min:  17 F
Humidity: 92%
Wind: 5 SSE mph
Pressure: 1019
Snow Thursday 8:00PM — 23 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 16 and 23 .
Wind: 4 SE mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 0.13 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 11:00PM — 27 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 21 and 27 .
Wind: 3 SW mph; Humidity: 93%;  Snow: 0.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 2:00AM — 23 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 23 .
Wind: 3 NNW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.5 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 5:00AM — 25 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 23 and 25 .
Wind: 8 WNW mph; Humidity: 92%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 8:00AM — 27 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 10 WNW mph; Humidity: 83%;  Snow: 0.5 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Friday 11:00AM — 35 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 8 NW mph; Humidity: 62%; 
Clouds Friday 2:00PM — 35 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 12 WNW mph; Humidity: 59%; 
Clouds Friday 5:00PM — 22 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 24 W mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clear Friday 8:00PM — 20 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 30 W mph; Humidity: 71%; 
Clear Friday 11:00PM — 20 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 30 W mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00AM — 19 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 19 and 19 .
Wind: 28 W mph; Humidity: 58%; 
Clear Saturday 5:00AM — 19 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 19 and 19 .
Wind: 28 W mph; Humidity: 57%; 
Clear Saturday 8:00AM — 24 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 23 W mph; Humidity: 46%; 
Clear Saturday 11:00AM — 42 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 12 W mph; Humidity: 34%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00PM — 42 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 15 WSW mph; Humidity: 46%; 
Clear Saturday 5:00PM — 27 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 26 W mph; Humidity: 65%; 
Clear Saturday 8:00PM — 25 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 27 W mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clouds Saturday 11:00PM — 25 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 26 W mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Sunday 2:00AM — 25 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 26 W mph; Humidity: 46%; 
Clouds Sunday 5:00AM — 26 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 30 W mph; Humidity: 48%;