Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Jul 8, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 400
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Flows remain high

Current Conditions at Frying Pan:

Summer has set in, and the days are warm. Most of the other rivers in the area, The fork, Eagle and Colorado have all been experiencing run-off so the Frying Pan should provide better clarity and flows. 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.

The weather outside is absolutely beautiful, time to get out of your waders and into your wet wading sandals! Lots of pressure on the tail water sections right now. Head to more secluded areas on the Colorado and Roaring Fork for a little more solitude. Look for fish spreading throughout the river.   The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 20 inches
Girth: 9 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: 20

Time: PM

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Olive

Size: 18

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Frying Pan

Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Gray
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Two Bit Hooker
Color: Black
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Two Bit Hooker Two Bit Hooker

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late July

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Plain Brown Sedge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
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: Little Western Dark Sedge
Color: Dark Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Mid Day
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Caddis
Color: Yellow, Orange or Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Oct 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 20-22
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: Callibaetis Speckled Dun
Color: Tannish Olive to Olive Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Cloudy, Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Late Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Olivish Yellow to Yellowish Pink
Dates: Jun 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Mid Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 16-22
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Ginger Quill
Color: Pale Cream to Whitish
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Iron Blue Quill
Color: Light Olive Tan to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)
Color: Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Slate Winged Drake
Color: Brown to Slate Gray
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 1
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Trico
Color: Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Early Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Western Green Drake
Color: Dark Olive
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Cloudy, 1-4 pm
Size: 8-12
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: Giant Golden
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Follows Salmonflies
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Yellow
Color: Greenish Yellow to Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: 46-54° Water Temps Morning
Size: 18-22
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 
Insects: Yellow Sally
Color: Pale Yellow to Pinkish Yellow
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 2-8
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 & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
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: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Dog Day Cicadas
Color: Black & Orange
Dates: Jul 1 – Aug 31
Emergence: Varied
Size:
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:  68 F
Temp Max:  84 F
Temp Min:  54 F
Humidity: 50%
Wind: 26 SSW mph
Pressure: 1033
Clouds Saturday 9:00PM — 58 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 58 and 59 .
Wind: 13 SE mph; Humidity: 55%; 
Clear Sunday 6:00AM — 48 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 48 and 48 .
Wind: 9 ESE mph; Humidity: 65%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00AM — 66 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 66 and 66 .
Wind: 7 NNW mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Clear Sunday 12:00PM — 78 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 78 and 78 .
Wind: 12 WNW mph; Humidity: 16%; 
Clear Sunday 3:00PM — 82 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 82 and 82 .
Wind: 17 NW mph; Humidity: 13%; 
Clear Sunday 6:00PM — 79 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 79 and 79 .
Wind: 15 N mph; Humidity: 19%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00PM — 61 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 61 and 61 .
Wind: 9 E mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clear Monday 6:00AM — 49 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 8 E mph; Humidity: 76%; 
Clear Monday 9:00AM — 66 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 66 and 66 .
Wind: 8 N mph; Humidity: 45%; 
Clear Monday 12:00PM — 80 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 80 and 80 .
Wind: 11 WNW mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clear Monday 3:00PM — 80 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 80 and 80 .
Wind: 15 NW mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clear Monday 6:00PM — 77 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 77 and 77 .
Wind: 16 WNW mph; Humidity: 25%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00PM — 62 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 62 and 62 .
Wind: 7 SE mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clouds Tuesday 6:00AM — 50 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 9 ESE mph; Humidity: 68%;