Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 40-43
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 240
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)

Colorado Stream Update: The only place you can catch fish and still make it to the Rockies!

Current Conditions at Downtown:

The DSP has continued to reward the willing angler. Trout and Carp are both being found regularly, as well as some smallmouth bass and walleye. Soft hackle flies dead drifted in slow deep pools will usually produce a tug. Fish are rising steadily in slower water later in the day, but most eats are still subsurface. One more weight can make a huge difference when nymphing these deep, stained, pools.

Spring is the time of year to view wildlife! Look for Bald Eagles, Mule Deer, Wild Turkeys and other interesting fauna throughout the South Platte River drainage. Fly fishing reports have been fair to good. Eggs and grey midges have been the name of the game and we have had good fishing reports by anglers fishing egg/midge combos. Lots of worms are in the water! Fish all sizes and colors. A three fly nymph rig with different colored annelids is the best bet right now for productive angling. Look for rising trout in the pools and eddies.  The fishing is good.  Partly Cloudy skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Stained.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 7 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: Black

Size: 20

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies for Downtown

Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Pink
Size: 16
Time: All Day
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Flashback Hare's Ear
Color: Gray
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Flashback Hare's Ear Flashback Hare's Ear
Fly: Caddis Pupa
Color: Green
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Caddis Pupa Caddis Pupa

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Caddisflies

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: 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: Western Black Quill
Color: Purplish Black to Grayish Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Jun 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-12
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: 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 

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 Ant
Color: Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-24
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

Rain
Currently: Light Rain
Temperature:  40 F
Temp Max:  43 F
Temp Min:  35 F
Humidity: 93%
Wind: 23 NNE mph
Pressure: 1003
Rain Tuesday 9:00PM — 36 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 35 and 36 .
Wind: 9 E mph; Humidity: 97%;  Rain: 0.125 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 32 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 9 SSE mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clear Wednesday 9:00AM — 41 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 15 ESE mph; Humidity: 77%; 
Clear Wednesday 12:00PM — 48 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 48 and 48 .
Wind: 26 E mph; Humidity: 67%; 
Rain Wednesday 3:00PM — 50 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 20 SE mph; Humidity: 64%;  Rain: 0.5 for next 3 hours.
Rain Wednesday 6:00PM — 48 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 48 and 48 .
Wind: 10 NNE mph; Humidity: 71%;  Rain: 1.062 for next 3 hours.
Rain Wednesday 9:00PM — 43 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 10 NE mph; Humidity: 91%;  Rain: 1.375 for next 3 hours.
Rain Thursday 6:00AM — 38 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 38 and 38 .
Wind: 10 ENE mph; Humidity: 91%;  Rain: 0.188 for next 3 hours.
Rain Thursday 9:00AM — 39 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 39 and 39 .
Wind: 6 ESE mph; Humidity: 82%;  Rain: 0.125 for next 3 hours.
Rain Thursday 12:00PM — 48 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 48 and 48 .
Wind: 16 SE mph; Humidity: 62%;  Rain: 0.063 for next 3 hours.
Rain Thursday 3:00PM — 51 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 51 and 51 .
Wind: 22 ESE mph; Humidity: 66%;  Rain: 0.062 for next 3 hours.
Rain Thursday 6:00PM — 49 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 22 WNW mph; Humidity: 79%;  Rain: 2.376 for next 3 hours.
Rain Thursday 9:00PM — 43 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 16 NNW mph; Humidity: 85%;  Rain: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Clear Friday 6:00AM — 37 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 13 S mph; Humidity: 67%;