Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 60+
Sky: Clear Flow: 0
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Chatfield is fishing well

Current Conditions at Chatfield State Park:

Back to school has reduced the crowds but still try to get out early or late in the day. With that being said, The best time to be on the water is early in the morning before the sun really hits, and late in the afternoon. Expect fishing to slow down through the middle of the day. Streamers, crawfish patterns, and leeches are all good places to start. 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.

We are seeing some of the best fish of the year get hooked right now.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 60+ degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Smallmouth Bass
Weight: 2 lbs 6 oz
Length: 14 inches
Girth: 10 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Chatfield State Park

None

Recommended Flies for Chatfield State Park

Fly: Clouser Minnow
Color: Chartruse
Size: 6
Time: 
Clouser Minnow Clouser Minnow
Fly: Crayfish
Color: Orange
Size: 8
Time: 
Crayfish Crayfish
Fly: Leech
Color: Black
Size: 2
Time: 
Leech Leech

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late September

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Caddis
Color: Yellow, Orange or Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Oct 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late 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 
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
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 & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
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 
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

Clouds
Currently: Few Clouds
Temperature:  73 F
Temp Max:  77 F
Temp Min:  67 F
Humidity: 15%
Wind: 8 SSE mph
Pressure: 1018
Clear Sunday 6:00PM — 65 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 57 and 65 .
Wind: 9 WNW mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00PM — 50 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 44 and 50 .
Wind: 17 WNW mph; Humidity: 32%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00AM — 41 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 34%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00AM — 53 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 53 and 53 .
Wind: 10 W mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clouds Monday 12:00PM — 63 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 63 and 63 .
Wind: 9 ESE mph; Humidity: 17%; 
Clouds Monday 3:00PM — 64 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 15 E mph; Humidity: 17%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00PM — 55 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 55 and 55 .
Wind: 7 WNW mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00PM — 47 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 10 W mph; Humidity: 37%; 
Clouds Tuesday 6:00AM — 42 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 18 W mph; Humidity: 36%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00AM — 54 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 54 and 54 .
Wind: 9 W mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clear Tuesday 12:00PM — 64 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 13 W mph; Humidity: 16%; 
Clear Tuesday 3:00PM — 66 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 66 and 66 .
Wind: 15 WNW mph; Humidity: 13%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00PM — 60 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 60 and 60 .
Wind: 11 WNW mph; Humidity: 25%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00PM — 47 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 17 WNW mph; Humidity: 35%;