Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Very Crowded
Very Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 24-27 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 231
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: Snow Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The Blue is coming into winter form.

Current Conditions at Blue River Below Green Mountain:

As winter settles in nicely, target the warmest part of the day. A good nymph rig, with a bead head to get flies into the right column will produce the most eats. For beneath, think 20 inchers, princes, two-bits and barrs emergers. Depth is the name of the game so be sure to adjust weight accordingly. Streamer fishing has been decent lately as well. As always, be ethical as the browns cycle through their spawn.

The fishing is great.  Partly Cloudy skies and 24-27 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Blue River Below Green Mountain

None

Recommended Flies for Blue River Below Green Mountain

Fly: 20, Incher
Color: Blackish
Size: 16
Time: 
20, Incher 20, Incher
Fly: Micro Egg
Color: Pink
Size: 16
Time: 
Micro Egg Micro Egg
Fly: Caddis Pupa
Color: Green
Size: 16
Time: 
Caddis Pupa Caddis Pupa

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early April

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 
Insects: Western Black Quill
Color: Purplish Black to Grayish Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Jun 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-12
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: 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 
Insects: Winter Black
Color: Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Broken Clouds
Temperature:  16 F
Temp Max:  25 F
Temp Min:  7 F
Humidity: 57%
Wind: 41 NNW mph
Pressure: 1017
Snow Monday 5:00PM — 12 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 12 and 13 .
Wind: 28 WNW mph; Humidity: 81%;  Snow: 0.5 for next 3 hours.
Snow Monday 8:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 4 and 5 .
Wind: 11 WSW mph; Humidity: 94%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Monday 11:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 5 and 5 .
Wind: 13 SW mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 2:00AM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 5 and 5 .
Wind: 11 WSW mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.38 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00AM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 3 and 3 .
Wind: 9 W mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.63 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM —
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 3 and 3 .
Wind: 10 W mph; Humidity: 91%; 
Snow Tuesday 11:00AM — 10 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 12 NNW mph; Humidity: 79%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 2:00PM — 14 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 14 and 14 .
Wind: 16 NNW mph; Humidity: 71%;  Snow: 0.38 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00PM — 11 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 11 and 11 .
Wind: 10 WNW mph; Humidity: 82%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — -2 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between -2 and -2 .
Wind: 6 W mph; Humidity: 94%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — -5 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between -5 and -5 .
Wind: 7 SW mph; Humidity: 94%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00AM — -8 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between -8 and -8 .
Wind: 7 SW mph; Humidity: 93%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00AM — -10 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between -10 and -10 .
Wind: 4 SW mph; Humidity: 96%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00AM — -3 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -3 and -3 .
Wind: 0 NNW mph; Humidity: 89%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM — 14 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 14 and 14 .
Wind: 3 W mph; Humidity: 72%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00PM — 22 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 10 WSW mph; Humidity: 65%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 20 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 10 WSW mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Snow Wednesday 8:00PM — 15 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 10 SW mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 11:00PM — 13 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 12 SW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.38 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 2:00AM — 10 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 13 SW mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.