Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Overcrowded
Overcrowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 48-51
Sky: Clear Flow: 151
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Spring on the pan

Current Conditions at Frying Pan:

Flows are on the rise and the days are getting warmer. Spring fishing is in full form on the pan. We are seeing BWO's and midges still hatching. 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!

The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Crystal Clear.

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: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

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Recommended Flies for Frying Pan

Fly: Mysis Shrimp
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Mysis Shrimp Mysis Shrimp
Fly: Rojo Midge
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Rojo Midge Rojo Midge
Fly: Juju Baetis
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Juju Baetis Juju Baetis

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early August

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: Pink Pale Morning Dun
Color: Pink to Orangish to Rusty Red
Dates: Aug 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Daytime
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Early Morning
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: Trico
Color: Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Early Afternoon
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: 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

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%;