Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Very Crowded
Very Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 36-39 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 80
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The canyon has been crowded

Current Conditions at Cheesman Canyon:

Flows through Cheesman Canyon remain aorund 80 CFS. Fishing has picked up slighlty but remains finicky. Midges are becoming more and more important and small tippet sizes and presentation are going to make the difference. Some small 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 fishing is good.  Clear skies and 36-39 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Cheesman Canyon

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)

Color: Olive

Size: 22

Time:

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Trico

Color: Black

Size: 24

Time:

Recommended Flies for Cheesman Canyon

Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brown
Size: 24
Time: 
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late March

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 

Midges

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 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Scattered Clouds
Temperature:  33 F
Temp Max:  41 F
Temp Min:  20 F
Humidity: 24%
Wind: 59 NW mph
Pressure: 1013
Clear Monday 5:00PM — 29 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 39 NNW mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 24 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 14 W mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — 23 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 15 SW mph; Humidity: 51%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM — 22 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 14 SW mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM — 21 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 8 WSW mph; Humidity: 55%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM — 23 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 28 N mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 23 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 57 N mph; Humidity: 45%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00PM — 23 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 55 NNE mph; Humidity: 47%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 22 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 34 NNE mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — 20 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 16 N mph; Humidity: 53%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — 18 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 6 NNW mph; Humidity: 57%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM — 16 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 13 SW mph; Humidity: 57%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00AM — 14 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 14 and 14 .
Wind: 20 SW mph; Humidity: 53%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00AM — 18 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 22 SW mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM — 33 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 10 S mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00PM — 41 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 12 NE mph; Humidity: 27%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 33 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 7 N mph; Humidity: 36%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00PM — 31 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 10 SSW mph; Humidity: 40%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00PM — 30 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 14 SW mph; Humidity: 56%; 
Clouds Thursday 2:00AM — 27 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 17 SW mph; Humidity: 57%;