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 January

Midges

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 


Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  40 F
Temp Max:  44 F
Temp Min:  33 F
Humidity: 31%
Wind: 5 NW mph
Pressure: 1027
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 37 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 37 .
Wind: 2 N mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — 35 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 31 and 35 .
Wind: 4 N mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM — 35 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 35 .
Wind: 2 ENE mph; Humidity: 47%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM — 34 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 34 .
Wind: 3 SSW mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM — 37 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 14 S mph; Humidity: 32%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 45 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 8 ESE mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00PM — 49 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 6 NNE mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 39 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 39 and 39 .
Wind: 10 ENE mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — 36 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 4 SW mph; Humidity: 45%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — 34 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 4 SW mph; Humidity: 68%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00AM — 37 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 18 WSW mph; Humidity: 56%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00AM — 38 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 38 and 38 .
Wind: 17 WSW mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00AM — 38 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 38 and 38 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 47%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00AM — 47 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 24 W mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00PM — 50 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 12 NNW mph; Humidity: 25%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 43 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 23 W mph; Humidity: 35%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00PM — 38 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 38 and 38 .
Wind: 44 WSW mph; Humidity: 33%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00PM — 35 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 34 WSW mph; Humidity: 32%; 
Clear Thursday 2:00AM — 31 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 35%; 
Clouds Thursday 5:00AM — 31 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 18 W mph; Humidity: 35%;