Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 28-31 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 60
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: If you put in the time, you'll be rewarded.

Current Conditions at Dream Stream:

Winter fishing at the Dream Stream can be windy and cold. This time of the year gives a break from the crowds and for those willing to put the work in, can also provide some good fishing. Most fish are being found on nymph-rigs with midges and small baetis offerings. With winter conditions really settling in, target deep holding runs and pools. There has been some sporadic hatches of tricos. Presentation is everything; bank presence, line management, and casts will make a difference. More selective offerings like Two-bits, WD-40's and RS2's have been fooling some better fish. Midges in blues and black have also been successful.

The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 28-31 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Dream Stream

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 24

Time:

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Trico

Color: Black

Size: 24

Time:

Recommended Flies for Dream Stream

Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Wd 40
Color: Olive
Size: 24
Time: 
Wd 40 Wd 40
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 20
Time: 
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early April

Caddisflies

Insects: American Grannom
Color: Bright Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: Early Morning & Afternoon
Size: 10-14
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 

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: 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 
Insects: Skwala Stone
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage.
Size: 6-12
Spinner Fall:
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 


Current Conditions

Snow
Currently: Light Snow
Temperature:  18 F
Temp Max:  32 F
Temp Min:  7 F
Humidity: 28%
Wind: 57 W mph
Pressure: 1013
Clear Monday 5:00PM — 13 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 12 and 13 .
Wind: 32 WNW mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clear Monday 8:00PM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 3 and 4 .
Wind: 17 WNW mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clear Monday 11:00PM — -1 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -2 and -1 .
Wind: 14 WNW mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM — -2 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between -3 and -2 .
Wind: 14 WNW mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM — -4 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between -4 and -4 .
Wind: 16 WNW mph; Humidity: 83%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM —
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 1 and 1 .
Wind: 13 WNW mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 10 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 32 NNW mph; Humidity: 56%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00PM — 12 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 29 N mph; Humidity: 55%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 10 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 15 NNW mph; Humidity: 65%; 
Clear Tuesday 8:00PM — -1 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -1 and -1 .
Wind: 14 NW mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Clear Tuesday 11:00PM — -5 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -5 and -5 .
Wind: 15 WNW mph; Humidity: 82%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM — -6 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -6 and -6 .
Wind: 16 WNW mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00AM — -6 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -6 and -6 .
Wind: 15 WNW mph; Humidity: 76%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 4 and 4 .
Wind: 12 WNW mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM — 23 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 10 SW mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00PM — 30 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 53%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 25 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 60%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00PM — 11 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 11 and 11 .
Wind: 17 WNW mph; Humidity: 82%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00PM — 10 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 16 WNW mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clear Thursday 2:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 9 and 9 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 83%;