Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Very Crowded
Very Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 32-35 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 65
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Deckers gets as much angling pressure as any river in the state...

Current Conditions at Deckers:

Even with the non-stop pressure that this fishery gets it still produces banner days. The water temps here haven't gotten too cold which is leading to midges and the occasional BWO hatch as well. It's possible to catch a trout feeding on the surface with a griffith's gnat or small parachute adams but you have to specifically target trout that you see is actively feeding from the surface. Our best success has come from nymphing. Our best patterns have been: dark green #18 scud, brownish colored #18 micro-mayfly, #24 black beauty, #22 medallion midge, #22 mercury RSII, and size #16 brownish colored San Juan worms. The fish are pooled up right now. Look for fish holding in the slowest and deepest runs and holes in the river.

No need to be on the water early, wait for the sun to come up in order to warm up the water temperature. Fishing has been best from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and fly fishing trips have been catching lots of trout. Tiny tippets and small midge and mayfly patterns are hooking the most fish. The low and clear winter water makes for excellent sight fishing conditions. The winter fly fishing in Colorado is great.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 32-35 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Deckers


Recommended Flies for Deckers

Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 24
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Scud
Color: Dark Olive
Size: 18
Scud Scud
Fly: Micro Mayfly
Color: Brownish
Size: 20
Micro Mayfly Micro Mayfly

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: Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 33.1 F (0.6 C)
Feels Like: 33 F (1 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 76%
Wind: Calm
Pressure: 30.19
UV: 0.0
partlycloudy Saturday: Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the upper 20s.
nt_partlycloudy Saturday Night: Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. Low 29F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
partlycloudy Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 54F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_clear Sunday Night: Mainly clear skies. Low 33F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
snow Monday: Sunny skies during the morning hours will give way to cloudy skies with a mixture of light rain and snow developing in the afternoon. High near 50F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
nt_snow Monday Night: Cloudy with rain and snow in the evening, becoming all snow late. Low around 20F. Winds N at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches.
snow Tuesday: Snow showers early. Peeks of sunshine later. High 29F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 50%.
nt_partlycloudy Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 11F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.