Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Nov 3, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 150
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The water is still moving - Winter conditions have arrived

Current Conditions at Downtown:

There are opportunities to catch a variety of different species right now on the DSP including; Rainbows, Browns, Smalljaws, Walleye, and of course carp. Deep nymph rigs and slow stripping small streamers, surveying soft water and seams is the best way to find a pull. Think attractor/buggy patterns like worms, princes, 20 inchers, leeches and grubs. For Carp, walk the high river trails and scan slow pools, foam lines, and bridges. Often times you can spot carp activity by 'mud-plooms' that form from the fish stirring up the bottom looking for food. Flies like crawdads, leeches, and large nymphs are good choices to try.

The public water sections are producing better than average fish and good fly fishing reports. Winter is around the corner and the crowds on the South Platte should be dying down a bit.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Stained.

Likely Catch

Species: Carp
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 11 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Downtown

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 20

Time:

Recommended Flies for Downtown

Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Red
Size: 16
Time: 
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Crayfish
Color: Orange
Size: 8
Time: 
Crayfish Crayfish
Fly: Leech
Color: Black
Size: 10
Time: 
Leech Leech

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late November

Mayflies

Insects: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
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 

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: 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 

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: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Current Conditions

Snow
Currently: Light Snow
Temperature:  26 F
Temp Max:  32 F
Temp Min:  15 F
Humidity: 92%
Wind: 13 NNE mph
Pressure: 1019
Snow Thursday 8:00PM — 26 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 26 and 27 .
Wind: 10 E mph; Humidity: 93%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 11:00PM — 25 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 25 and 27 .
Wind: 7 E mph; Humidity: 93%;  Snow: 0.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 2:00AM — 25 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 25 and 26 .
Wind: 9 N mph; Humidity: 94%;  Snow: 0.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 5:00AM — 25 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 25 and 26 .
Wind: 14 NNW mph; Humidity: 94%;  Snow: 0.62 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 8:00AM — 27 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 10 NW mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 2 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 11:00AM — 30 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 7 SSE mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 1.06 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Friday 2:00PM — 34 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 4 ESE mph; Humidity: 93%; 
Clouds Friday 5:00PM — 33 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 4 ENE mph; Humidity: 92%; 
Clear Friday 8:00PM — 30 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 6 SSW mph; Humidity: 90%; 
Clear Friday 11:00PM — 29 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 9 WSW mph; Humidity: 68%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00AM — 29 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 7 W mph; Humidity: 67%; 
Clear Saturday 5:00AM — 30 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 11 WSW mph; Humidity: 67%; 
Clear Saturday 8:00AM — 33 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 15 SW mph; Humidity: 64%; 
Clear Saturday 11:00AM — 43 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 7 S mph; Humidity: 58%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00PM — 49 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 11 S mph; Humidity: 52%; 
Clear Saturday 5:00PM — 38 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 38 and 38 .
Wind: 12 WNW mph; Humidity: 61%; 
Clear Saturday 8:00PM — 32 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 8 WSW mph; Humidity: 57%; 
Clear Saturday 11:00PM — 31 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 8 W mph; Humidity: 57%; 
Clouds Sunday 2:00AM — 34 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 13 SW mph; Humidity: 50%; 
Clouds Sunday 5:00AM — 39 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 39 and 39 .
Wind: 24 W mph; Humidity: 40%;