Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Very Crowded
Very Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 40-43 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 92
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Spring is near, but it is still winter fishing on the South Platte

Current Conditions at Deckers:

With the bump in flows fish are bit more opportunistic. Be sure to fish near the bank first before you enter the water. Patterns such as small worms and leeches make great point flies with higher flows. Nymphing is still the most productive way to fish right now, RS2's, and green and black midge patterns have been finding fish regularly. Don't be afraid to let your rig swing when fishing a leech or worm, the movement can often times trigger a grab.

The fishing is great but the crowds close to Denver are thick! It is still cold outside but the river is flowing well and we are catching good numbers of fish.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 40-43 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 6 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 5 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Deckers

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies for Deckers

Fly: Juju Baetis
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Juju Baetis Juju Baetis
Fly: Flashback Pheasant Tail
Color: Brownish
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Flashback Pheasant Tail Flashback Pheasant Tail
Fly: Bunney Leech
Color: Black
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Bunney Leech Bunney Leech

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 


Temporarily Unavailable Temporarily Unavailable