Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 1880
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Fishing on the Lower Coly has been great lately

Current Conditions at Lower Colorado:

The lower Colorado has been giving up some great days on the water. With the night temperatures getting low the mornings have been a little slow. Small BWO/mayfly patterns have been finding the most eats. Barr's emergers, Juju's, and RS2s cover these bases well. Depth is half the battle when fishing a nymph rig so be sure your flies are getting into the right feeding column. Towards the afternoon, throw the meat! There have been some nice trout turned on the banks, with larger streamers in natural and black. Fish ethically as the Browns finish their spawn.

It is getting closer to winter and the fish are turning on to the midges again. Try fishing a Money Midge (size 18-22) for best results. The water is low and clear and the sight fishing is very good, make sure you have a quality pair of polarized glasses. For the best insect hatches, especially blue winged olive mayflies try to get on the water mid-morning on the cloudier and cooler days. The days are getting shorter and the weather is drastically cooling down.   The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.

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 Lower Colorado

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)

Color: Olive

Size: 20

Time:

Recommended Flies for Lower Colorado

Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Prince Nymph
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: 
Prince Nymph Prince Nymph
Fly: Two Bit Hooker
Color: Olive
Size: 18
Time: 
Two Bit Hooker Two Bit Hooker

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late November

Mayflies

Insects: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
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 

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: 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 

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: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Broken Clouds
Temperature:  38 F
Temp Max:  45 F
Temp Min:  32 F
Humidity: 75%
Wind: 13 SW mph
Pressure: 1013
Snow Thursday 8:00PM — 36 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 33 and 36 .
Wind: 8 WNW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.94 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 11:00PM — 34 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 31 and 34 .
Wind: 9 W mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 2.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 2:00AM — 32 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 30 and 32 .
Wind: 6 SW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 1.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 5:00AM — 28 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 27 and 28 .
Wind: 3 SW mph; Humidity: 91%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 8:00AM — 29 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 8 NW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 11:00AM — 32 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 7 W mph; Humidity: 93%;  Snow: 0.75 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 2:00PM — 34 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 8 WNW mph; Humidity: 84%;  Snow: 0.5 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 5:00PM — 31 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 5 W mph; Humidity: 93%;  Snow: 0.5 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 8:00PM — 28 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 4 ESE mph; Humidity: 90%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Friday 11:00PM — 25 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 6 ESE mph; Humidity: 85%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00AM — 23 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 8 E mph; Humidity: 83%; 
Clouds Saturday 5:00AM — 22 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 12 ESE mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clouds Saturday 8:00AM — 23 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 13 ESE mph; Humidity: 83%; 
Clouds Saturday 11:00AM — 32 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 6 E mph; Humidity: 73%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00PM — 35 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 1 WSW mph; Humidity: 67%; 
Clear Saturday 5:00PM — 28 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 4 E mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clear Saturday 8:00PM — 26 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 8 SE mph; Humidity: 76%; 
Clear Saturday 11:00PM — 24 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 7 SE mph; Humidity: 72%; 
Clouds Sunday 2:00AM — 23 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 5 SE mph; Humidity: 70%; 
Clouds Sunday 5:00AM — 23 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 7 SE mph; Humidity: 68%;