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: 32-35 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 200
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Areas near Gypsum are fishing well!

Current Conditions at Eagle:

Winter fishing on the Eagle has been great. Areas near Gypsum are fishing well especially durring the early afternoon when condition are the warmest. Fish are still being found mainly on nymph rigs in deeper runs and holding areas. Midges, and small baetis offerings are finding the most eats. Trail these flies behind a bigger offering like a PT or a caddis. Stripping small-ish streamers through current breaks and near structure has turned some nice fish as well. The upper sections of the Eagle are getting icy.

Winter fishing conditions are in effect  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 32-35 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 2 lbs 6 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Eagle

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 20

Time:

Recommended Flies for Eagle

Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Caddis Pupa
Color: Olive
Size: 18
Time: 
Caddis Pupa Caddis Pupa
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Gray
Size: 22
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger

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:  16 F
Temp Max:  27 F
Temp Min:  9 F
Humidity: 71%
Wind: 41 WNW mph
Pressure: 1011
Snow Monday 5:00PM — 11 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 6 and 11 .
Wind: 41 WNW mph; Humidity: 90%;  Snow: 0.88 for next 3 hours.
Snow Monday 8:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 3 and 6 .
Wind: 12 NNW mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 0.88 for next 3 hours.
Snow Monday 11:00PM — -0 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between -3 and -0 .
Wind: 5 W mph; Humidity: 100%;  Snow: 0.5 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 2:00AM — -3 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between -4 and -3 .
Wind: 8 WSW mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00AM — -1 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between -1 and -1 .
Wind: 10 WNW mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 0.75 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 8:00AM — -2 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between -2 and -2 .
Wind: 15 WNW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 11:00AM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 3 and 3 .
Wind: 20 NNW mph; Humidity: 87%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 2:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 6 and 6 .
Wind: 18 NNW mph; Humidity: 87%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 4 and 4 .
Wind: 11 NW mph; Humidity: 93%;  Snow: 0.38 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — -10 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between -10 and -10 .
Wind: 4 SSW mph; Humidity: 94%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — -10 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between -10 and -10 .
Wind: 7 SSW mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM — -10 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -10 and -10 .
Wind: 9 SSW mph; Humidity: 89%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00AM — -9 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -9 and -9 .
Wind: 9 SSW mph; Humidity: 85%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 2 and 2 .
Wind: 8 SSW mph; Humidity: 71%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM — 18 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 11 WNW mph; Humidity: 68%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00PM — 21 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 14 W mph; Humidity: 74%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 17 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 17 and 17 .
Wind: 11 W mph; Humidity: 85%; 
Snow Wednesday 8:00PM — 13 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 9 W mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.5 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 11:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 9 and 9 .
Wind: 10 WSW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 2:00AM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 7 and 7 .
Wind: 11 SW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.