Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 56-59
Sky: Clear Flow: 300
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Conditions on the Pan are great

Current Conditions at Frying Pan:

The Frying Pan continues to flow around 300 CFS. These condition are prime! There are hatches of midges most days for the dry fly angler. A good nymph setup should find most fish. Small PTs, WD-40s, and RS2 are good choices. As well as Disco midges, top-secrets and black beauties. Small tippets and tight drifts are a must, but depth is just important. Be sure your flies are in the right feeding column!

This is one of the best times of year to be on the water! The water is low and clear and the sight fishing is very good, make sure you have a quality pair of polarized glasses.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 56-59 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 8 oz
Length: 17 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: Trico

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Frying Pan

Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brown
Size: 20
Time: 
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Fly: Juju Baetis
Color: Olive
Size: 18
Time: 
Juju Baetis Juju Baetis

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late September

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: 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: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late 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 

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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
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: 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

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  65 F
Temp Max:  72 F
Temp Min:  58 F
Humidity: 17%
Wind: 18 NE mph
Pressure: 1023
Clear Sunday 6:00PM — 60 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 59 and 60 .
Wind: 15 WNW mph; Humidity: 19%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00PM — 44 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 43 and 44 .
Wind: 13 SSE mph; Humidity: 36%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00AM — 38 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 38 and 38 .
Wind: 8 SE mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00AM — 51 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 51 and 51 .
Wind: 3 N mph; Humidity: 28%; 
Clouds Monday 12:00PM — 65 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 65 and 65 .
Wind: 9 WNW mph; Humidity: 16%; 
Clouds Monday 3:00PM — 69 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 69 and 69 .
Wind: 18 W mph; Humidity: 13%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00PM — 64 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 17 W mph; Humidity: 16%; 
Clear Monday 9:00PM — 46 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 11 SSE mph; Humidity: 33%; 
Clouds Tuesday 6:00AM — 38 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 38 and 38 .
Wind: 8 ESE mph; Humidity: 45%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00AM — 52 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 52 and 52 .
Wind: 3 WSW mph; Humidity: 29%; 
Clear Tuesday 12:00PM — 64 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 16%; 
Clear Tuesday 3:00PM — 68 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 68 and 68 .
Wind: 20 W mph; Humidity: 13%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00PM — 64 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 12 W mph; Humidity: 19%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00PM — 47 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 11 SE mph; Humidity: 34%;