Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Overcrowded
Overcrowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 85
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The fishing has been good - Please respect fish as they finish their spawn

Current Conditions at Dream Stream:

The Dream has been fishing well for the angler able to battle the crowds. There are still some large fish in the river system from the lake. Rock gardens, and deeper runs are producing willing fish. There have been intermittent hatches of midges and small mayflies, look for fish to slide into riffles during these times. Most eats remain subsurface. Try flies such as, WD-40's, Juju baetis', disco midges and top secrets. Run these more selective patterns behind an attractor fly such as a leech or worm. Remember that bank presence, lining fish and plopping indicators are all tings that make fish more weary.

Flows have been stable and nymph fishing with small midges and mayflies is the name of the game. Spring is the time of year to view wildlife! Look for Bald Eagles, Mule Deer, Wild Turkeys and other interesting fauna throughout the South Platte River drainage. Fly fishing reports have been fair to good. The fish are spawning so be careful where you walk as to avoid damaging future fish populations.  The fishing is good.  Partly Cloudy skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Cutbow
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 19 inches
Girth: 10 inches
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female
Cutbow Male Cutbow Male

Current Insect Hatches at Dream Stream

None

Recommended Flies for Dream Stream

Fly: Disco Midge
Color: Red
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Disco Midge Disco Midge
Fly: Juju Baetis
Color: Black
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Juju Baetis Juju Baetis
Fly: Wd 40
Color: Green
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Wd 40 Wd 40

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Caddisflies

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: 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: Western Black Quill
Color: Purplish Black to Grayish Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Jun 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-12
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: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
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 

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 Ant
Color: Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-24
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

Snow
Currently: Snow
Temperature:  34 F
Temp Max:  42 F
Temp Min:  27 F
Humidity: 86%
Wind: 13 NNW mph
Pressure: 1004
Clouds Tuesday 9:00PM — 25 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 25 and 28 .
Wind: 16 WSW mph; Humidity: 76%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 22 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 22 and 23 .
Wind: 11 W mph; Humidity: 82%; 
Clear Wednesday 9:00AM — 35 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 13 SW mph; Humidity: 57%; 
Snow Wednesday 12:00PM — 43 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 26 SW mph; Humidity: 40%;  Snow: 0.188 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Wednesday 3:00PM — 46 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 28 SW mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00PM — 44 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 44 and 44 .
Wind: 32 SSW mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clouds Wednesday 9:00PM — 34 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 12 SSW mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Snow Thursday 6:00AM — 31 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 18 E mph; Humidity: 90%;  Snow: 0.5 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 9:00AM — 33 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 26 ESE mph; Humidity: 81%;  Snow: 0.625 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 12:00PM — 38 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 38 and 38 .
Wind: 34 SE mph; Humidity: 73%;  Snow: 0.875 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 3:00PM — 45 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 55 S mph; Humidity: 55%;  Snow: 1.875 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 6:00PM — 42 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 48 SSW mph; Humidity: 53%;  Snow: 0.563 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Thursday 9:00PM — 30 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 20 WSW mph; Humidity: 71%; 
Clear Friday 6:00AM — 24 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 78%;