Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 455
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)

Colorado Stream Update: Flows remain up

Current Conditions at Dream Stream:

The dream stream has given up some grasshopper action and is fishing well through this period of increased flows. For a fishery that is usually extremely technical, these kind of conditions allow anglers to get away with thicker tippet and less-perfect drifts. Offerings such as leeches, scuds, and worms are good choices. Trial a small caddis or midge pattern off the back. These can be towed by a hopper or an indicator, but make sure you are fishing in the correct feeding lane by adjusting depth regularly.

Summertime means lots of bugs on the water. Come prepared with a fly box full of midges, mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies. A good nympher will catch the majority of the fish but lots of opportunity presents itself for dry fly fishing opportunities. Small mayflies and midges have been hooking most of the fish.  The fishing is fair.  Partly Cloudy skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Cutbow
Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz
Length: 18 inches
Girth: 9 inches
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female
Cutbow Male Cutbow Male

Current Insect Hatches at Dream Stream

None

Recommended Flies for Dream Stream

Fly: Juju Baetis
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Juju Baetis Juju Baetis
Fly: Buckskin Caddis
Color: Cream
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Buckskin Caddis Buckskin Caddis
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail

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: Light Rain
Temperature:  59 F
Temp Max:  71 F
Temp Min:  50 F
Humidity: 35%
Wind: 18 NW mph
Pressure: 1027
Clouds Saturday 9:00PM — 51 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 51 and 53 .
Wind: 9 ENE mph; Humidity: 72%; 
Clouds Sunday 6:00AM — 47 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 11 WNW mph; Humidity: 67%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00AM — 65 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 65 and 65 .
Wind: 3 SSW mph; Humidity: 36%; 
Clear Sunday 12:00PM — 74 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 74 and 74 .
Wind: 10 ESE mph; Humidity: 17%; 
Clouds Sunday 3:00PM — 74 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 74 and 74 .
Wind: 17 SE mph; Humidity: 18%; 
Clouds Sunday 6:00PM — 71 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 71 and 71 .
Wind: 22 ESE mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clouds Sunday 9:00PM — 57 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 57 and 57 .
Wind: 13 E mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Rain Monday 6:00AM — 49 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 2 W mph; Humidity: 91%;  Rain: 0.063 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Monday 9:00AM — 59 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 59 and 59 .
Wind: 5 S mph; Humidity: 66%; 
Clouds Monday 12:00PM — 70 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 70 and 70 .
Wind: 15 SE mph; Humidity: 36%; 
Rain Monday 3:00PM — 58 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 58 and 58 .
Wind: 12 WNW mph; Humidity: 58%;  Rain: 0.312 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 6:00PM — 56 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 56 and 56 .
Wind: 18 E mph; Humidity: 76%;  Rain: 2.876 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 9:00PM — 50 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 6 NNW mph; Humidity: 87%;  Rain: 0.625 for next 3 hours.
Clear Tuesday 6:00AM — 45 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 8 W mph; Humidity: 82%;