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 January

Midges

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 


Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  38 F
Temp Max:  46 F
Temp Min:  29 F
Humidity: 29%
Wind: 18 S mph
Pressure: 1026
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 38 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 38 .
Wind: 9 SW mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — 37 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 37 .
Wind: 11 SW mph; Humidity: 40%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM — 38 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 38 .
Wind: 12 SSW mph; Humidity: 40%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM — 36 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 34 and 36 .
Wind: 5 WSW mph; Humidity: 46%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM — 37 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 12 S mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 45 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 7 W mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00PM — 46 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 6 NNW mph; Humidity: 34%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 36 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 4 NNE mph; Humidity: 50%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — 32 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 1 W mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — 33 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 11 SW mph; Humidity: 72%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM — 32 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 13 SW mph; Humidity: 65%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00AM — 32 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 11 SW mph; Humidity: 59%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00AM — 35 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 12 SW mph; Humidity: 52%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00AM — 42 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 11 WSW mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00PM — 46 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 29 NNW mph; Humidity: 27%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 36 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 9 NE mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00PM — 33 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 16 SE mph; Humidity: 53%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00PM — 29 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 6 WSW mph; Humidity: 65%; 
Clear Thursday 2:00AM — 27 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 6 NW mph; Humidity: 45%; 
Clear Thursday 5:00AM — 26 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 1 WNW mph; Humidity: 45%;