Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 56-59
Sky: Clear Flow: 100
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The Dream is fishing so-so

Current Conditions at Dream Stream:

The Dream Stream has leveled out after the freak hail storm. Flows are currently sitting around 100 CFS and fishing has been fair. Offerings such as leeches, scuds, and worms are good choices. Trail a small caddis, baetis 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. Presentation is everything; bank presence, line management, and casts will make a difference. Two-bits, WD-40's and RS2's have been fooling some better fish. Expect trout to move into riffles and out of deep holes as the day warms. As we move towards fall, look for the Salmon and the lake-run fish to start to show up!

We are seeing some of the best fish of the year get hooked right now. Make sure you have a quality set of polarized glasses.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 56-59 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Cutbow
Weight: 3 lbs 8 oz
Length: 20 inches
Girth: 10 inches
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female
Cutbow Male Cutbow Male

Current Insect Hatches at Dream Stream

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Trico

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Dream Stream

Fly: Wd 40
Color: Olive
Size: 20
Time: 
Wd 40 Wd 40
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Fly: Juju Baetis
Color: Brown
Size: 20
Time: 
Juju Baetis Juju Baetis

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late September

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: 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: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late 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 

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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
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: 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

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  65 F
Temp Max:  75 F
Temp Min:  54 F
Humidity: 8%
Wind: 29 SW mph
Pressure: 1021
Clear Sunday 6:00PM — 61 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 59 and 61 .
Wind: 8 W mph; Humidity: 25%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00PM — 44 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 43 and 44 .
Wind: 12 WNW mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00AM — 37 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 9 WNW mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00AM — 48 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 48 and 48 .
Wind: 7 W mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Clouds Monday 12:00PM — 60 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 60 and 60 .
Wind: 13 SSW mph; Humidity: 18%; 
Clouds Monday 3:00PM — 64 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 22 WSW mph; Humidity: 15%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00PM — 59 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 59 and 59 .
Wind: 8 W mph; Humidity: 24%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00PM — 47 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 9 NNW mph; Humidity: 35%; 
Clouds Tuesday 6:00AM — 38 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 38 and 38 .
Wind: 13 WNW mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00AM — 50 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 9 WNW mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Clear Tuesday 12:00PM — 62 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 62 and 62 .
Wind: 8 WSW mph; Humidity: 18%; 
Clear Tuesday 3:00PM — 66 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 66 and 66 .
Wind: 14 WNW mph; Humidity: 15%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00PM — 60 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 60 and 60 .
Wind: 20 NNW mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00PM — 47 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 15 NW mph; Humidity: 31%;