Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 600
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)

Colorado Stream Update: Water has started to run high

Current Conditions at Eagle:

The Eagle has been rising as we approach summer but fishing has been great, and will continue to produce until the water completely blows out. Areas above Wolcott have much better clarity. Fish have been caught both above and below the surface. Caddis and BWO's are moving around and there are opportunities for the dry-fly angler if the conditions are right. Beneath, patterns like 20 inchers and caddis are moving nice fish. PT's, and Wd-40s have also been productive. With more water coming down be sure to adjust depth accordingly to find feeding fish.

For best results try fishing heavily weighted stonefly nymphs. Blue Winged Olive mayflies and an assortment of other small brown and olive mayflies are everywhere! The weather has been warm and the water is beginning to rise. Runoff is just around the corner so be sure to get a few more beautiful spring days on the water.  The fishing is good.  Partly Cloudy skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Stained.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 18 inches
Girth: 9 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Eagle

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Olive

Size: 18

Time: PM

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Plain Brown Sedge

Color: Brown

Size: 18

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Eagle

Fly: Flashback Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Flashback Pheasant Tail Flashback Pheasant Tail
Fly: Caddis Emerger
Color: Olive
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Caddis Emerger Caddis Emerger
Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Pink
Size: 16
Time: All Day
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm

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:  37 F
Temp Max:  46 F
Temp Min:  28 F
Humidity: 79%
Wind: 47 WNW mph
Pressure: 1003
Snow Tuesday 9:00PM — 25 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 25 .
Wind: 7 SW mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 14 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 12 and 14 .
Wind: 13 SSE mph; Humidity: 97%; 
Clouds Wednesday 9:00AM — 28 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 8 WSW mph; Humidity: 89%; 
Snow Wednesday 12:00PM — 31 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 9 W mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 1 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 3:00PM — 35 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 9 WSW mph; Humidity: 91%;  Snow: 1.875 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 6:00PM — 35 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 7 W mph; Humidity: 88%;  Snow: 0.625 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 9:00PM — 24 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 9 SE mph; Humidity: 87%;  Snow: 0.375 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Thursday 6:00AM — 24 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 16 ESE mph; Humidity: 94%; 
Clouds Thursday 9:00AM — 35 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 19 SE mph; Humidity: 91%; 
Snow Thursday 12:00PM — 36 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 16 SE mph; Humidity: 89%;  Snow: 0.375 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 3:00PM — 38 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 38 and 38 .
Wind: 29 S mph; Humidity: 87%;  Snow: 2.375 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 6:00PM — 33 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 18 SW mph; Humidity: 87%;  Snow: 2.687 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 9:00PM — 25 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 6 WSW mph; Humidity: 93%;  Snow: 1.312 for next 3 hours.
Clear Friday 6:00AM — 16 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 13 S mph; Humidity: 95%;