Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Jul 19, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 3400
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)

Colorado Stream Update: High water conditions are still in play but flows seem to be trending downward

Current Conditions at Colorado @ Kemp/Breeze:

Flows started to come down but remain high on the upper C. Fishing has been picking up lately with fish being found below surface as well as on top. Hopper-dropper rigs that are set at the appropriate depth, with a good nymph to get down in the current will find the most fish. Bing attractor dries that go splat and float well like chubby's, Adult stones, and Amy's ants are great choices. Guide's choices hare's ears, princes, 20-inchers, and two-bits are all good nymph choices. Any softer water providing breaks from the main current should hold fish. Streamer fishing has been decent on cloudy days. Patterns like sculpzillas, zonkers, and meat whistle are good streamer choices. Don't just fish deep, adjust depth regularly to find feeding fish.

We are seeing lots of good insect hatches on our favorite freestone streams. Lots of stoneflies, caddis, mayflies, and midges are present. The weather outside is absolutely beautiful, time to get out of your waders and into your wet wading sandals! Fish will be holding in the deep holes in the morning and evening but look for them feeding in the riffles throughout the day. A good nymph rig is going to fool most of the fish.  The fishing is fair.  Partly Cloudy skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz
Length: 18 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Colorado @ Kemp/Breeze

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Olive

Size: 18

Time: AM

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Late Pale Morning Dun (PMD)

Color: Yellowish Green

Size: 16

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Colorado @ Kemp/Breeze

Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Pink
Size: 16
Time: All Day
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: 20, Incher
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: All Day
20, Incher 20, Incher
Fly: Slump Buster
Color: Gray
Size: 6
Time: PM
Slump Buster Slump Buster

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late July

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: Little Plain Brown Sedge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Sister Sedge
Color: Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Afternoon & Evening
Size: 14-16
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 
Insects: Little Western Dark Sedge
Color: Dark Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Mid Day
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: 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: Callibaetis Speckled Dun
Color: Tannish Olive to Olive Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Cloudy, Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Late Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Olivish Yellow to Yellowish Pink
Dates: Jun 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Mid Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 16-22
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Ginger Quill
Color: Pale Cream to Whitish
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 14-16
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: Iron Blue Quill
Color: Light Olive Tan to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 20-22
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 
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Slate Winged Drake
Color: Brown to Slate Gray
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 1
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Trico
Color: Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Early Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Western Green Drake
Color: Dark Olive
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Cloudy, 1-4 pm
Size: 8-12
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: Giant Golden
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Follows Salmonflies
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Yellow
Color: Greenish Yellow to Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: 46-54° Water Temps Morning
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Winter Black
Color: Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Yellow Sally
Color: Pale Yellow to Pinkish Yellow
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 2-8
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: Dog Day Cicadas
Color: Black & Orange
Dates: Jul 1 – Aug 31
Emergence: Varied
Size:
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

Thunderstorm
Currently: Thunderstorm
Temperature:  58 F
Temp Max:  73 F
Temp Min:  49 F
Humidity: 38%
Wind: 49 SSE mph
Pressure: 1024
Rain Saturday 9:00PM — 45 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 45 and 59 .
Wind: 6 WSW mph; Humidity: 56%;  Rain: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Clear Sunday 6:00AM — 42 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 42 and 45 .
Wind: 4 SE mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00AM — 64 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 5 NE mph; Humidity: 50%; 
Clear Sunday 12:00PM — 81 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 81 and 81 .
Wind: 8 NE mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clouds Sunday 3:00PM — 72 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 72 and 72 .
Wind: 14 SW mph; Humidity: 30%; 
Clouds Sunday 6:00PM — 76 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 76 and 76 .
Wind: 2 ESE mph; Humidity: 27%; 
Clouds Sunday 9:00PM — 58 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 58 and 58 .
Wind: 8 ENE mph; Humidity: 56%; 
Clear Monday 6:00AM — 46 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 5 ENE mph; Humidity: 91%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00AM — 63 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 63 and 63 .
Wind: 6 NE mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Clouds Monday 12:00PM — 83 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 83 and 83 .
Wind: 6 NNE mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clouds Monday 3:00PM — 73 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 73 and 73 .
Wind: 32 SSW mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00PM — 76 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 76 and 76 .
Wind: 6 SSE mph; Humidity: 28%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00PM — 61 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 61 and 61 .
Wind: 12 ESE mph; Humidity: 55%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00AM — 46 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 3 E mph; Humidity: 83%;