Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 36-39 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 110
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The DSP has been fishing great

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

There are a big rainbows in the DSP!  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 36-39 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 2 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 8 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: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Downtown

Fly: Carp Fly
Color: Brown
Size: 10
Time: 
Carp Fly Carp Fly
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Black
Size: 18
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Rainbow Warrior
Color: Pearl
Size: 16
Time: 
Rainbow Warrior Rainbow Warrior

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 


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%;