Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 28-31 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 1360
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Night temperatures are cold, let the mornings warm up

Current Conditions at Lower Colorado:

The lower Coly is fishing well into winter. So far there is little ice build up and fish have been cooperating. With winter settling in fish are taking a little bit to get going in the morning, so sleep in a little and target the warmest part of the day. 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.

Winter fishing conditions are in effect  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 28-31 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 8 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: 24

Time:

Recommended Flies for Lower Colorado

Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Olive
Size: 22
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January

Midges

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 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Overcast Clouds
Temperature:  30 F
Temp Max:  36 F
Temp Min:  26 F
Humidity: 86%
Wind: 11 ENE mph
Pressure: 1020
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 18 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 16 and 18 .
Wind: 1 W mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — 15 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 14 and 15 .
Wind: 5 SSE mph; Humidity: 85%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM — 13 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 12 and 13 .
Wind: 5 ESE mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM — 11 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 10 and 11 .
Wind: 7 ESE mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clear Tuesday 8:00AM — 11 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 11 and 11 .
Wind: 11 ESE mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clear Tuesday 11:00AM — 23 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 3 E mph; Humidity: 74%; 
Clear Tuesday 2:00PM — 25 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 4 NW mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clear Tuesday 5:00PM — 20 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 3 N mph; Humidity: 90%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — 21 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 4 ESE mph; Humidity: 80%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — 18 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 1 W mph; Humidity: 83%; 
Snow Wednesday 2:00AM — 19 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 19 .
Wind: 2 ENE mph; Humidity: 90%;  Snow: 0.13 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 5:00AM — 20 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 5 ESE mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.56 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 8:00AM — 20 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 7 E mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.69 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 11:00AM — 25 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 4 E mph; Humidity: 87%;  Snow: 0.12 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 2:00PM — 27 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 5 W mph; Humidity: 91%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 5:00PM — 24 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 4 W mph; Humidity: 94%;  Snow: 0.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 8:00PM — 19 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 19 .
Wind: 2 SSE mph; Humidity: 93%;  Snow: 0.13 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 11:00PM — 16 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 1 E mph; Humidity: 91%;  Snow: 0.06 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Thursday 2:00AM — 13 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 4 E mph; Humidity: 88%; 
Clouds Thursday 5:00AM — 11 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 11 and 11 .
Wind: 4 ESE mph; Humidity: 83%;