Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Saturday, Jan 19, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 20-23 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Overcast Flow: 54
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: Snow Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: With the fresh snow and the light crowds you can come up here and make fresh footprints on the trail along the river!

Current Conditions at Dream Stream:

Our best success has been on the upper part of the Dream fishing in and around the submerged boulders and the deep runs near Spinney. No streamer or dry fly action to speak of so come prepared to nymph. There are a variety of midge patterns that will work but the key is to go small-- sizes #20-24-- and get as good of a drag-free drift as you can. The trout are skittish so even any micro drag will put result in a non-feed. Also of importance, if you're nymphing with a strike indicator, keep it a little bit closer to your flies than you're used to. The strikes are incredibly subtle so moving the indicator closer will help read the extra sensitive strikes better. 5x fluorocarbon usually gets the job done but we had to drop down to 6x fluorocarbon before we got any real action.

The fish are pooled up right now. Look for fish holding in the slowest and deepest runs and holes in the river. Fly fishing reports are good. Use a long 9’ or 10’ rod to get the most control out of your nymph rig. The fish are eating midges and we are even seeing the occasional rise to an adult midge. Make sure bring a quality pair of glasses to cut the glare from the snow and sun.  The fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 20-23 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 5 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Dream Stream

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 24


Recommended Flies for Dream Stream

Fly: Disco Midge
Color: Red
Disco Midge Disco Midge
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brownish Tan
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Fly: Jujubee Midge
Color: Chocolate
Jujubee Midge Jujubee Midge

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January


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 


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

Currently: Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 28.4 F (-2.0 C)
Feels Like: 22 F (-5 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 60%
Wind: From the SSW at 5.8 MPH
Pressure: 30.23
UV: 0
partlycloudy Saturday: Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the upper teens.
nt_partlycloudy Saturday Night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 18F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
partlycloudy Sunday: Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 41F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 22F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
snow Monday: Mostly sunny skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional snow showers in the afternoon. High near 35F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
nt_snow Monday Night: Occasional snow showers. Low 13F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
partlycloudy Tuesday: Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 21F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 6F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.