Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Jul 8, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 48-51
Sky: Clear Flow: 14600
Wind: None Clarity: Off-Color
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)

Colorado Stream Update: High flow conditions

Current Conditions at Lower Colorado:

The Lower Colorado is flowing high and muddy. This makes fishing very difficult. During this period of run-off we recommend checking out some still-water fishing or heading to one of our tail-waters for better conditions. If you do brave the run-off condition be careful and cautious when wading. Patterns like Girdle bugs, leeches, worms and eggs are all great choices during run-off. Make sure those flies are getting good and deep. Focus efforts towards calm water near structure, shelves and banks, anywhere fish can find a break from the fast current.

The weather outside is absolutely beautiful, time to get out of your waders and into your wet wading sandals! A good nymph rig is going to fool most of the fish.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Off-Color.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 9 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Lower Colorado

Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Salmon Fly

Color: Orangish

Size: 12

Time: PM

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Plain Brown Sedge

Color: Brown

Size: 14

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Lower Colorado

Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Pink
Size: 16
Time: All Day
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Girdle Bug
Color: Brown
Size: 12
Time: All Day
Girdle Bug Girdle Bug
Fly: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Olive
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Blue Winged Olive Blue Winged Olive

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late July

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: Little Plain Brown Sedge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Sister Sedge
Color: Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Afternoon & Evening
Size: 14-16
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 
Insects: Little Western Dark Sedge
Color: Dark Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Mid Day
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: 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: Callibaetis Speckled Dun
Color: Tannish Olive to Olive Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Cloudy, Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Late Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Olivish Yellow to Yellowish Pink
Dates: Jun 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Mid Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 16-22
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Ginger Quill
Color: Pale Cream to Whitish
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 14-16
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: Iron Blue Quill
Color: Light Olive Tan to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 20-22
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 
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Slate Winged Drake
Color: Brown to Slate Gray
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 1
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Trico
Color: Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Early Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Western Green Drake
Color: Dark Olive
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Cloudy, 1-4 pm
Size: 8-12
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: Giant Golden
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Follows Salmonflies
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Yellow
Color: Greenish Yellow to Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: 46-54° Water Temps Morning
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Winter Black
Color: Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Yellow Sally
Color: Pale Yellow to Pinkish Yellow
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 2-8
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: Dog Day Cicadas
Color: Black & Orange
Dates: Jul 1 – Aug 31
Emergence: Varied
Size:
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

Thunderstorm
Currently: Thunderstorm
Temperature:  75 F
Temp Max:  85 F
Temp Min:  57 F
Humidity: 50%
Wind: 26 SSW mph
Pressure: 1033
Clouds Saturday 9:00PM — 62 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 62 and 63 .
Wind: 11 SE mph; Humidity: 51%; 
Clear Sunday 6:00AM — 51 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 51 and 52 .
Wind: 12 ESE mph; Humidity: 55%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00AM — 68 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 68 and 68 .
Wind: 8 ESE mph; Humidity: 36%; 
Clear Sunday 12:00PM — 81 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 81 and 81 .
Wind: 9 NW mph; Humidity: 17%; 
Clear Sunday 3:00PM — 85 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 85 and 85 .
Wind: 15 NW mph; Humidity: 13%; 
Clear Sunday 6:00PM — 84 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 84 and 84 .
Wind: 11 NW mph; Humidity: 14%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00PM — 65 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 65 and 65 .
Wind: 8 E mph; Humidity: 34%; 
Clear Monday 6:00AM — 53 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 53 and 53 .
Wind: 18 ESE mph; Humidity: 62%; 
Clear Monday 9:00AM — 68 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 68 and 68 .
Wind: 14 ESE mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Clear Monday 12:00PM — 83 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 83 and 83 .
Wind: 6 N mph; Humidity: 24%; 
Clouds Monday 3:00PM — 85 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 85 and 85 .
Wind: 19 SSW mph; Humidity: 18%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00PM — 81 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 81 and 81 .
Wind: 16 ENE mph; Humidity: 24%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00PM — 64 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 11 SE mph; Humidity: 41%; 
Clouds Tuesday 6:00AM — 54 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 54 and 54 .
Wind: 13 ESE mph; Humidity: 66%;