Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 60+
Sky: Clear Flow: 95
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: There's some good opportunities to stalk carp right now!

Current Conditions at Downtown:

The DSP has reached ideal flows and fishing has been heating up! There are opportunities to catch a variety of different species right now including; Rainbows, Browns, Smalljaws, Walleye, and of course carp. Deep nymph rigs, 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.

Make sure you have a quality set of polarized glasses. Guides report that the sight fishing has been fantastic.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 60+ degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Carp
Weight: 4 lbs 0 oz
Length: 22 inches
Girth: 11 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Downtown

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 18

Time:

Recommended Flies for Downtown

Fly: Carp Fly
Color: Brown
Size: 10
Time: 
Carp Fly Carp Fly
Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Red
Size: 14
Time: 
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Leech
Color: Black
Size: 8
Time: 
Leech Leech

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late September

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: 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: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late 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 

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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
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: 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

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  73 F
Temp Max:  76 F
Temp Min:  70 F
Humidity: 15%
Wind: 16 ESE mph
Pressure: 1019
Clear Sunday 6:00PM — 72 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 72 and 74 .
Wind: 15 ESE mph; Humidity: 17%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00PM — 58 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 58 and 59 .
Wind: 8 W mph; Humidity: 35%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00AM — 52 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 52 and 52 .
Wind: 6 NNW mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00AM — 64 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 3 SE mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clouds Monday 12:00PM — 75 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 75 and 75 .
Wind: 11 ESE mph; Humidity: 16%; 
Clouds Monday 3:00PM — 81 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 81 and 81 .
Wind: 16 SE mph; Humidity: 13%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00PM — 77 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 77 and 77 .
Wind: 21 ESE mph; Humidity: 16%; 
Clear Monday 9:00PM — 63 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 63 and 63 .
Wind: 1 SE mph; Humidity: 29%; 
Clouds Tuesday 6:00AM — 58 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 58 and 58 .
Wind: 11 SW mph; Humidity: 24%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00AM — 68 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 68 and 68 .
Wind: 8 W mph; Humidity: 18%; 
Clouds Tuesday 12:00PM — 80 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 80 and 80 .
Wind: 23 SW mph; Humidity: 10%; 
Clear Tuesday 3:00PM — 85 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 85 and 85 .
Wind: 28 W mph; Humidity: 9%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00PM — 81 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 81 and 81 .
Wind: 21 NW mph; Humidity: 13%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00PM — 68 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 68 and 68 .
Wind: 20 W mph; Humidity: 20%;