Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Nov 1, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 65
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Cheesman has been fussy

Current Conditions at Cheesman Canyon:

Conditions in Cheesman canyon have been tough on anglers lately. Flows remain in the 60s and water temperature has been cooling off quickly. Fish have been unhappy lately, as we transition into winter but the crowds should start to die down as well. Midges are becoming more and more important and small tippet sizes and presentation are going to make the difference. Some risers are being spotted in the soft water but most eats remain subsurface, so a light nymph-rig should find the most action. Mercury baetis, JuJu's, and top secret midges has been finding fish consistently. RS2's, Barr's emergers, and small hare's ears are also good flies to sample.

The South Platte, primarily Deckers and Cheesman Canyon is your best bet for good winter experience close to Denver.  Blue and black midges are hooking lots of pigs. Winter is around the corner and the crowds on the South Platte should be dying down a bit.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz
Length: 18 inches
Girth: 9 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Cheesman Canyon

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 24

Time:

Recommended Flies for Cheesman Canyon

Fly: Wd 40
Color: Gray
Size: 20
Time: 
Wd 40 Wd 40
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brown
Size: 22
Time: 
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Light Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger

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

Clouds
Currently: Scattered Clouds
Temperature:  40 F
Temp Max:  48 F
Temp Min:  31 F
Humidity: 56%
Wind: 18 S mph
Pressure: 1023
Clouds Thursday 8:00PM — 38 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 37 and 38 .
Wind: 10 SW mph; Humidity: 62%; 
Clouds Thursday 11:00PM — 37 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 37 .
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%;