Fishing Conditions: POOR

Report Rating: POOR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 24-27 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 363
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The upper Colorado near Parshall is tough fishing right now

Current Conditions at Colorado @ Kemp/Breeze:

The shelf ice along the river has really reduced the amount of fishable water and where it is open it's not easy right now. Small baetis patterns like a pheasant tail, two-bit hooker, or micro-mayfly will fool an occasional trout but midges are working the best. Size #22 red zebra midges, black beauties, and bling midges got the most action. Fishing will remain tough until the cold weather gives way to a bit more warmth so keep an eye on the forecast.

Tiny tippets and small midge and mayfly patterns are hooking the most fish. The winter fly fishing in Colorado is great.  The fishing is slow.  Clear skies and 24-27 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Length: 14 inches
Girth: 5 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Colorado @ Kemp/Breeze


Recommended Flies for Colorado @ Kemp/Breeze

Fly: Two Bit Hooker
Color: Brown
Size: 20
Two Bit Hooker Two Bit Hooker
Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Tungsten Zebra Midge
Color: Black
Size: 22
Tungsten Zebra Midge Tungsten Zebra Midge

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January


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 


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

Currently: Overcast
Temperature: 24.4 F (-4.2 C)
Feels Like: 19 F (-7 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 79%
Wind: From the NNE at 4.3 MPH Gusting to 4.3 MPH
Pressure: 30.33
UV: 0
Temporarily Unavailable