Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Mar 18, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 36-39 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 167
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Smallmouth on one drift, rainbow on another

Current Conditions at Downtown:

The DSP remains a solid option for those fishing close to the metro area. Fish are fedding fairly well on attractor nymphs such as leeches and larger Phesant tails. Target slower deeper water as most fish are still moving out of winter behaviors. Soft hackle flies are buggy, and are a great choice when fishing the off-color water through denver. Rememeber to adjust depth accordingly.

Fish are still holding deeper  Bring some warm clothes, its cold outside!  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 36-39 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Stained.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 7 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Downtown

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Blackish

Size: 20

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Downtown

Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Fly: Buckskin Worm
Color: Whitish
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Buckskin Worm Buckskin Worm
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 


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