Fishing Conditions: POOR

Report Rating: POOR
Crowd Rating: No one Around
No one Around

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Jan 18, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 32-35 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 1220
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: It's tough fishing on the Lower Colorado right now

Current Conditions at Lower Colorado:

Nymphing and streamers are what will work best for you right now. Girdle bugs, prince nymphs, and soft hackle pheasant tails are working well below a strike indicator and zonker streamers are working well when you want to chuck meat.

No need to be on the water early, wait for the sun to come up in order to warm up the water temperature. Make sure you are getting a good drag free drift in order to hook fish. Use a bright colored but small San Juan worm in red or pink to help you see where your flies are drifting.  The fishing is slow.  Clear skies and 32-35 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Stained.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Length: 14 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Lower Colorado


Recommended Flies for Lower Colorado

Fly: Zonker
Color: Whitish
Size: 6
Zonker Zonker
Fly: Girdle Bug
Color: Brownish Yellow
Size: 14
Girdle Bug Girdle Bug
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brownish
Size: 18
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January


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 


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

Currently: Overcast
Temperature: 40.8 F (4.9 C)
Feels Like: 41 F (5 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 66%
Wind: From the WSW at 1.8 MPH Gusting to 4.9 MPH
Pressure: 30.48
UV: 1
partlycloudy Saturday: A mix of clouds and sun. High near 40F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Saturday Night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 21F. Winds light and variable.
partlycloudy Sunday: Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 44F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Sunday Night: Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low 28F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
snow Monday: Rain showers in the morning mixing with and changing to steady snow in the afternoon. High 42F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Snowfall around one inch.
nt_snow Monday Night: Snow in the evening will transition to snow showers overnight. Low around 15F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
partlycloudy Tuesday: Partly cloudy skies. High 31F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_clear Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Low 9F. Winds light and variable.