Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 44-47 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 0
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: There's still time before the ice settles in!

Current Conditions at Chatfield State Park:

Chatfield has been hit and miss however, there has been some good smallies hooked lately. Stripping clousers and crawfish over rock points and drop-offs is a good way to find a few eats. The afternoons are fishing well against the dam wall with both poppers and small streamers. Retrieve these flies with different rhythms. If action is really slow, try a still-water indicator rig. Often times slower, cruising fish can be found with Chironomids and damsel nymphs. The south boat ramp is now closed for the season, the north boat ramp will remain open till December 1st.

December 1st is closing day  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 44-47 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Smallmouth Bass
Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz
Length: 13 inches
Girth: 8 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Chatfield State Park

None

Recommended Flies for Chatfield State Park

Fly: Clouser Minnow
Color: Chartruse
Size: 8
Time: 
Clouser Minnow Clouser Minnow
Fly: Crayfish
Color: Orange
Size: 10
Time: 
Crayfish Crayfish

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late November

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: 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: 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 

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: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
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 


Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  42 F
Temp Max:  48 F
Temp Min:  33 F
Humidity: 45%
Wind: 1 SSW mph
Pressure: 1025
Clouds Thursday 8:00PM — 39 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 37 and 39 .
Wind: 10 SW mph; Humidity: 62%; 
Clouds Thursday 11:00PM — 38 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 38 .
Wind: 12 SW mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clouds Friday 2:00AM — 39 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 38 and 39 .
Wind: 15 SSW mph; Humidity: 40%; 
Clouds Friday 5:00AM — 40 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 40 and 40 .
Wind: 15 SW mph; Humidity: 36%; 
Clouds Friday 8:00AM — 45 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 17 SW mph; Humidity: 33%; 
Clouds Friday 11:00AM — 61 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 61 and 61 .
Wind: 10 SSW mph; Humidity: 21%; 
Clouds Friday 2:00PM — 63 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 63 and 63 .
Wind: 5 SW mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clouds Friday 5:00PM — 47 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 4 WSW mph; Humidity: 36%; 
Clouds Friday 8:00PM — 45 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 16 SW mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Friday 11:00PM — 43 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 16 SW mph; Humidity: 41%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00AM — 41 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 18 SW mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clouds Saturday 5:00AM — 41 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 18 SSW mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clouds Saturday 8:00AM — 44 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 44 and 44 .
Wind: 17 SW mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Saturday 11:00AM — 58 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 58 and 58 .
Wind: 4 NW mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clouds Saturday 2:00PM — 58 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 58 and 58 .
Wind: 17 NE mph; Humidity: 24%; 
Clouds Saturday 5:00PM — 45 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 27 ENE mph; Humidity: 59%; 
Rain Saturday 8:00PM — 36 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 12 SSW mph; Humidity: 92%;  Rain: 2.25 for next 3 hours.
Rain Saturday 11:00PM — 34 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 11 SSW mph; Humidity: 91%;  Rain: 0.13 for next 3 hours.
Clear Sunday 2:00AM — 33 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 8 SSW mph; Humidity: 85%; 
Clear Sunday 5:00AM — 32 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 13 SW mph; Humidity: 67%;