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 Early July

Caddisflies

Insects: Great Gray Spotted Sedge
Color: Gray Green to Olive Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Jul 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
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: Brown Drake
Color: Dark Brown to Blackish
Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: Evening
Size: 10-12
Spinner Fall: Late 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: Late Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Creamish Olive to Yellowish
Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: Early Morning
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: After Afternoon
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: 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: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
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

Snow
Currently: Light Snow
Temperature:  24 F
Temp Max:  34 F
Temp Min:  9 F
Humidity: 84%
Wind: 18 W mph
Pressure: 1016
Snow Monday 5:00PM — 22 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 26 NW mph; Humidity: 68%;  Snow: 0.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Monday 8:00PM — 13 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 2 N mph; Humidity: 80%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Monday 11:00PM — 14 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 14 and 14 .
Wind: 6 WNW mph; Humidity: 88%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 2:00AM — 14 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 13 and 14 .
Wind: 8 W mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00AM — 12 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 8 NNW mph; Humidity: 92%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM — 12 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 5 WNW mph; Humidity: 85%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 19 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 19 and 19 .
Wind: 20 NW mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Snow Tuesday 2:00PM — 21 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 19 WNW mph; Humidity: 57%;  Snow: 0.13 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00PM — 19 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 19 .
Wind: 11 WNW mph; Humidity: 69%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — 11 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 11 and 11 .
Wind: 5 WNW mph; Humidity: 82%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM —
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 8 and 8 .
Wind: 5 ESE mph; Humidity: 82%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 6 and 6 .
Wind: 10 ESE mph; Humidity: 77%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 6 and 6 .
Wind: 11 E mph; Humidity: 73%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 9 and 9 .
Wind: 11 ESE mph; Humidity: 68%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM — 21 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 2 NE mph; Humidity: 55%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00PM — 23 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 9 WNW mph; Humidity: 60%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 23 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 6 NW mph; Humidity: 62%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00PM — 21 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 2 W mph; Humidity: 70%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00PM — 21 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 1 NNE mph; Humidity: 72%; 
Clouds Thursday 2:00AM — 18 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 3 SW mph; Humidity: 72%;