Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 36-39 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 50
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Warmer weather will bring out the fish and the crowds

Current Conditions at Frying Pan:

The Frying Pan has been fishing decently, below and on the surface. Although more fish are being found lower in the water column, fish are rising with high sun. Midge patterns are a must for nymphing as well depth management. Try small adams trailing an emerger pattern for rising fish.

The weather is warming up outside and it is beginning to look like spring again! Our guides suggest productive patterns like the Zebra Midge or Money Midge. The water is still cold so be sure and look for fish holding in more traditional winter fishing holes. The key to catching fish is to read the water and predict just where the fish will be holding.   The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 36-39 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 8 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

Recommended Flies for Frying Pan

Fly: Adult Midge
Color: Brownish Tan
Size: 20
Time: PM
Adult Midge Adult Midge
Fly: Brassie
Color: Brown
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Brassie Brassie
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Blackish Brown
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge

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 


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