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 March

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 

Midges

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 


Current Conditions

Snow
Currently: Light Snow
Temperature:  21 F
Temp Max:  34 F
Temp Min:  9 F
Humidity: 38%
Wind: 41 N mph
Pressure: 1015
Snow Monday 5:00PM — 17 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 17 and 17 .
Wind: 21 WNW mph; Humidity: 80%;  Snow: 0.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Monday 8:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 6 and 7 .
Wind: 6 W mph; Humidity: 86%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Monday 11:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 6 and 7 .
Wind: 6 SSW mph; Humidity: 90%;  Snow: 0.13 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM —
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 4 and 4 .
Wind: 6 SE mph; Humidity: 95%; 
Snow Tuesday 5:00AM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 6 and 6 .
Wind: 3 NNE mph; Humidity: 93%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM —
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 7 and 7 .
Wind: 3 WNW mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 13 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 11 NNE mph; Humidity: 65%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00PM — 16 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 14 NNE mph; Humidity: 60%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 14 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 14 and 14 .
Wind: 6 NNE mph; Humidity: 70%; 
Clear Tuesday 8:00PM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 2 and 2 .
Wind: 9 ESE mph; Humidity: 76%; 
Clear Tuesday 11:00PM — -1 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -1 and -1 .
Wind: 11 SE mph; Humidity: 80%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00AM — -2 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between -2 and -2 .
Wind: 11 SE mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00AM — -3 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between -3 and -3 .
Wind: 10 SE mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 3 and 3 .
Wind: 4 ESE mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM — 17 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 17 and 17 .
Wind: 6 W mph; Humidity: 69%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00PM — 24 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 10 W mph; Humidity: 66%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 22 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 8 WSW mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00PM — 17 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 17 and 17 .
Wind: 7 S mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00PM — 15 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 7 SSW mph; Humidity: 91%; 
Clouds Thursday 2:00AM — 13 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 11 S mph; Humidity: 90%;