Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Overcast Flow: 140
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Spring is here, and the fishing has been great

Current Conditions at Blue River Below Green Mountain:

Flows have dropped lately down to to around 140 cfs, and fishing has been good all things considered. There are still some easily spotted redds throughout the canyon so keep your eyes open where you cross the river. Fish have slid back into deeper runs with lower flows, and are eating mainly subsurface. Nymphing patterns like BWO emeregers, PT's, and olive and black midges have done well. Some fish are rising with the right conditions but we are still a few weeks away from seeing a decent amount of heads up. Remember that weight is crucial when nymphing below Green mountian, one split-shot can make all the difference.

The weather is warming up outside and it is beginning to look like spring again! For a good chance at hooking a big fish try dead drifting mayfly patterns. Our guides suggest productive patterns like the Zebra Midge or Money Midge.  The fishing is great.  Overcast skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 3 lbs 8 oz
Length: 22 inches
Girth: 12 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Blue River Below Green Mountain

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 20

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Blue River Below Green Mountain

Fly: 20, Incher
Color: Brownish
Size: 16
Time: All Day
20, Incher 20, Incher
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Fly: Wd 40
Color: Green
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Wd 40 Wd 40

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Caddisflies

Insects: Little Sister Sedge
Color: Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Afternoon & Evening
Size: 14-16
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 
Insects: Spotted Sedge
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: May 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
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: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
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 

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: Black Ant
Color: Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-24
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Grasshopper
Color: Green to Brownish Tan
Dates: May 15 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 2-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Red Ant
Color: Red to Orangish
Dates: May 1 – Oct 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Current Conditions

Rain
Currently: Light Rain
Temperature:  38 F
Temp Max:  46 F
Temp Min:  28 F
Humidity: 56%
Wind: 26 NW mph
Pressure: 1002
Snow Tuesday 9:00PM — 31 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 29 and 31 .
Wind: 2 NNW mph; Humidity: 93%;  Snow: 0.312 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 22 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 8 S mph; Humidity: 95%; 
Clouds Wednesday 9:00AM — 35 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 6 SW mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clouds Wednesday 12:00PM — 40 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 40 and 40 .
Wind: 10 SW mph; Humidity: 76%; 
Snow Wednesday 3:00PM — 43 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 15 WSW mph; Humidity: 67%;  Snow: 0.375 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 6:00PM — 45 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 9 W mph; Humidity: 69%;  Snow: 0.125 for next 3 hours.
Clear Wednesday 9:00PM — 32 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 8 NNE mph; Humidity: 87%; 
Clouds Thursday 6:00AM — 28 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 11 E mph; Humidity: 92%; 
Clouds Thursday 9:00AM — 44 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 44 and 44 .
Wind: 20 ESE mph; Humidity: 69%; 
Clouds Thursday 12:00PM — 49 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 27 SSE mph; Humidity: 53%; 
Rain Thursday 3:00PM — 47 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 26 S mph; Humidity: 64%;  Rain: 1.5 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 6:00PM — 41 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 22 WSW mph; Humidity: 78%;  Snow: 2.562 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Thursday 9:00PM — 30 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 10 SSW mph; Humidity: 92%; 
Clear Friday 6:00AM — 24 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 8 S mph; Humidity: 91%;