Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 52-55
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 815
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)

Colorado Stream Update: The DSP is still flowing a bit high

Current Conditions at Downtown:

The Downtown section of South Platte is following high, around 800 CFS. The high water is providing a much needed clense of the river bottom, however all that water makes fishing difficult. Deep nymph rigs, surveying soft water and seams is the best way to find a stike. Think attractor patterns like worms, leeches, and grubs. During this period of high water, try a hike to high mountain lake. Look for fishing to pick up by the week, and the carpin' to get good soon.

The carp fishing downtown has been superb. For best results get on the water early to find tailing fish. The Platte is a bug factory this summer. The fish are on the scuds and aquatic worms.  The fishing is fair.  Partly Cloudy 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: 20 inches
Girth: 11 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Downtown

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Plain Brown Sedge

Color: Brown

Size: 16

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Downtown

Fly: 20, Incher
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: All Day
20, Incher 20, Incher
Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Pink
Size: 14
Time: All Day
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Leech
Color: Black
Size: 12
Time: All Day
Leech Leech

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late July

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: 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: 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: 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: Trico
Color: Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Early Afternoon
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: 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

Rain
Currently: Moderate Rain
Temperature:  69 F
Temp Max:  79 F
Temp Min:  56 F
Humidity: 72%
Wind: 36 SSE mph
Pressure: 1024
Clouds Saturday 9:00PM — 64 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 64 and 68 .
Wind: 17 ESE mph; Humidity: 62%; 
Clouds Sunday 6:00AM — 59 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 59 and 60 .
Wind: 3 NNW mph; Humidity: 83%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00AM — 71 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 71 and 71 .
Wind: 13 NE mph; Humidity: 58%; 
Clear Sunday 12:00PM — 82 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 82 and 82 .
Wind: 11 E mph; Humidity: 35%; 
Clouds Sunday 3:00PM — 89 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 89 and 89 .
Wind: 23 ENE mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clouds Sunday 6:00PM — 86 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 86 and 86 .
Wind: 29 ENE mph; Humidity: 29%; 
Rain Sunday 9:00PM — 68 
Expect heavy intensity rain with temperatures ranging between 68 and 68 .
Wind: 16 SW mph; Humidity: 71%;  Rain: 13.25 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 6:00AM — 61 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 61 and 61 .
Wind: 6 N mph; Humidity: 78%;  Rain: 0.374 for next 3 hours.
Clear Monday 9:00AM — 68 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 68 and 68 .
Wind: 10 NE mph; Humidity: 66%; 
Clouds Monday 12:00PM — 77 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 77 and 77 .
Wind: 14 NE mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Monday 3:00PM — 83 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 83 and 83 .
Wind: 33 NE mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Rain Monday 6:00PM — 71 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 71 and 71 .
Wind: 11 ENE mph; Humidity: 75%;  Rain: 6.438 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 9:00PM — 70 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 70 and 70 .
Wind: 1 SSW mph; Humidity: 61%;  Rain: 1.625 for next 3 hours.
Clear Tuesday 6:00AM — 61 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 61 and 61 .
Wind: 11 N mph; Humidity: 76%;