Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 40-43 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 48
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Keep an eye out for spawning fish

Current Conditions at Dream Stream:

We are moving closer to spring, but it is still winter fishing out there. Expect fish to still be holding in deeper pools and runs. During the high sun it is possible to see fish move into the riffle areas to feed on midges. The best bet for a strike is nymphing midge patterns. Remember that these fish see alot of pressure, so small flies and tippets are a must but also try to avoid plopping inidactors and lining fish. Be mindful of where you are in the river, fish are beginning to move towards spawning.

The fishing is great but the crowds close to Denver are thick! Bring some warm clothes, its cold outside! It is still cold outside but the river is flowing well and we are catching good numbers of fish. Eggs and grey midges have been the name of the game and we have had good fishing reports by anglers fishing egg/midge combos.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 40-43 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Cutbow
Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz
Length: 18 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female
Cutbow Male Cutbow Male

Current Insect Hatches at Dream Stream

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Dream Stream

Fly: Egg
Color: Pinkish
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Egg Egg
Fly: Buckskin Caddis
Color: White
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Buckskin Caddis Buckskin Caddis
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Gray
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late March

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 

Midges

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 


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