Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Very Crowded
Very Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, May 6, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 190
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Flows have been rising- Avoid spawning fish

Current Conditions at Frying Pan:

The Frying Pan has been fishing great. With Spring starting to give way to Summer, flows have been increasing slowly. Look for the river to run high coming up soon, as water is let out of Ruedi to make way for snowmelt. From now until then, some fantastic fishing can be had. The best chance for an eat is subsurface, however on sunny days expect the midges and BWO's to get active. Patterns like Manhattan midges, disco and bling midges, RS2's and WD-40's have been finding good fish. Flies like PT's, Juju's, and Caddis pupa's make for great point flies. Make sure to adjust depth accordingly to find the right feeding column.

For a good chance at hooking a big fish try dead drifting mayfly patterns. Our guides suggest productive patterns like the Zebra Midge or Money Midge. Be sure and watch your step as the fish are beginning to spawn and eggs can be found throughout the river. 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 great.  Clear skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 20 inches
Girth: 11 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Frying Pan

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time: All Day

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)

Color: Olive

Size: 22

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies for Frying Pan

Fly: Disco Midge
Color: Red
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Disco Midge Disco Midge
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brownish
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Fly: Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Color: Olive
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Blue Winged Olive Emerger Blue Winged Olive Emerger

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

Rain
Currently: Light Rain
Temperature:  38 F
Temp Max:  46 F
Temp Min:  30 F
Humidity: 92%
Wind: 13 WSW mph
Pressure: 1005
Clouds Tuesday 9:00PM — 31 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 31 and 35 .
Wind: 8 S mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 30 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 31 .
Wind: 6 SE mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clouds Wednesday 9:00AM — 40 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 40 and 40 .
Wind: 10 S mph; Humidity: 70%; 
Snow Wednesday 12:00PM — 46 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 14 SW mph; Humidity: 61%;  Snow: 0.125 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Wednesday 3:00PM — 50 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 14 SSW mph; Humidity: 51%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00PM — 49 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 12 SW mph; Humidity: 56%; 
Clouds Wednesday 9:00PM — 37 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 3 NE mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clouds Thursday 6:00AM — 33 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 15 ENE mph; Humidity: 80%; 
Clouds Thursday 9:00AM — 51 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 51 and 51 .
Wind: 20 E mph; Humidity: 56%; 
Clouds Thursday 12:00PM — 55 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 55 and 55 .
Wind: 33 S mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Rain Thursday 3:00PM — 46 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 20 WSW mph; Humidity: 70%;  Rain: 2.125 for next 3 hours.
Rain Thursday 6:00PM — 47 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 35 SW mph; Humidity: 53%;  Rain: 0.687 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 9:00PM — 36 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 11 S mph; Humidity: 76%;  Snow: 0.375 for next 3 hours.
Clear Friday 6:00AM — 30 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 8 SE mph; Humidity: 84%;