Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Very Crowded
Very Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, May 1, 2020

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 52-55
Sky: Clear Flow: 207
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Great choice close to town.

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. Trail a small midge pattern off the back. 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 fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 52-55 degrees and Stained.

Likely Catch

Species: Carp
Weight: 4 lbs 0 oz
Length: 22 inches
Girth: 10 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Downtown

None

Recommended Flies for Downtown

Fly: Carp Fly
Color: 
Size: 
Time: 
Carp Fly Carp Fly
Fly: Leech
Color: 
Size: 
Time: 
Leech Leech
Fly: 20, Incher
Color: 
Size: 
Time: 
20, Incher 20, Incher

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early July

Caddisflies

Insects: Great Gray Spotted Sedge
Color: Gray Green to Olive Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Jul 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Plain Brown Sedge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Sister Sedge
Color: Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Afternoon & Evening
Size: 14-16
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 
Insects: Little Western Dark Sedge
Color: Dark Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Mid Day
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: 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: Brown Drake
Color: Dark Brown to Blackish
Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: Evening
Size: 10-12
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Callibaetis Speckled Dun
Color: Tannish Olive to Olive Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Cloudy, Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Late Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Olivish Yellow to Yellowish Pink
Dates: Jun 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Mid Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 16-22
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Ginger Quill
Color: Pale Cream to Whitish
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 14-16
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: Iron Blue Quill
Color: Light Olive Tan to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Late Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Creamish Olive to Yellowish
Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: Early Morning
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: After Afternoon
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 
Insects: Slate Winged Drake
Color: Brown to Slate Gray
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 1
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Western Green Drake
Color: Dark Olive
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Cloudy, 1-4 pm
Size: 8-12
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: Giant Golden
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Follows Salmonflies
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Yellow
Color: Greenish Yellow to Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: 46-54° Water Temps Morning
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Winter Black
Color: Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Yellow Sally
Color: Pale Yellow to Pinkish Yellow
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 2-8
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: Dog Day Cicadas
Color: Black & Orange
Dates: Jul 1 – Aug 31
Emergence: Varied
Size:
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

Clouds
Currently: Overcast Clouds
Temperature:  36 F
Temp Max:  41 F
Temp Min:  24 F
Humidity: 27%
Wind: 39 W mph
Pressure: 1015
Clouds Monday 5:00PM — 32 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 33 .
Wind: 26 WNW mph; Humidity: 41%; 
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 27 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 28 .
Wind: 25 WNW mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — 27 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 28 .
Wind: 18 WNW mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM — 26 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 15 WNW mph; Humidity: 46%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM — 24 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 15 NNW mph; Humidity: 46%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM — 25 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 39 NNW mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 26 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 66 N mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00PM — 27 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 51 N mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 26 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 45 NNE mph; Humidity: 40%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — 23 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 12 NNE mph; Humidity: 47%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — 21 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 3 SE mph; Humidity: 51%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM — 21 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 9 S mph; Humidity: 51%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00AM — 19 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 19 and 19 .
Wind: 12 W mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00AM — 22 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 9 WSW mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM — 32 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 9 SSE mph; Humidity: 24%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00PM — 38 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 38 and 38 .
Wind: 9 ESE mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 35 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 5 E mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00PM — 32 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 12 WSW mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00PM — 32 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 15 WSW mph; Humidity: 47%; 
Clouds Thursday 2:00AM — 33 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 17 WSW mph; Humidity: 44%;