Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
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: 85
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: fish have moved into winter lies

Current Conditions at Frying Pan:

Flows on the Frying Pan are currently sitting around 85 CFS. Winter flows require even more dialed presentations. Small tippets and flies are a must, a good nymph setup should find most fish. Small PTs, WD-40s, and RS2 are good choices. Disco midges, top-secrets and black beauties as well. Small tippets and tight drifts are a must, but depth is just important. Be sure your flies are in the right feeding column! Target the warmest part of the day.

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

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 Frying Pan

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Frying Pan

Fly: Disco Midge
Color: Red
Size: 22
Time: 
Disco Midge Disco Midge
Fly: Wd 40
Color: Olive
Size: 24
Time: 
Wd 40 Wd 40
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January

Midges

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 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Overcast Clouds
Temperature:  26 F
Temp Max:  30 F
Temp Min:  20 F
Humidity: 45%
Wind: 18 S mph
Pressure: 1029
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 24 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 24 .
Wind: 6 ESE mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — 25 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 24 and 25 .
Wind: 7 S mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Snow Tuesday 2:00AM — 26 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 25 and 26 .
Wind: 11 ENE mph; Humidity: 86%;  Snow: 0.63 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00AM — 23 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 4 E mph; Humidity: 91%;  Snow: 0.13 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 8:00AM — 25 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 3 SE mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.69 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 11:00AM — 30 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 6 W mph; Humidity: 99%;  Snow: 0.62 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 2:00PM — 31 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 8 W mph; Humidity: 100%;  Snow: 0.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00PM — 28 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 7 WSW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 1 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 8:00PM — 24 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 6 SW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 11:00PM — 23 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 7 SW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.69 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 2:00AM — 20 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 7 SW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 5:00AM — 20 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 7 SSW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 8:00AM — 22 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 6 SW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.69 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 11:00AM — 27 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 8 WSW mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.12 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 2:00PM — 28 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 91%;  Snow: 0.5 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 5:00PM — 21 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 8 W mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.38 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 8:00PM — 16 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 5 WNW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.5 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 11:00PM — 13 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 3 N mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 2:00AM — 13 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 5 SSW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.38 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 5:00AM — 10 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 11 SSE mph; Humidity: 91%;  Snow: 0.06 for next 3 hours.