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: 36-39 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 100
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Ice has started to build but there is still some open water

Current Conditions at North Fork Public:

As winter really settles in and water temps continue to drop, a good nymph rig is the way to go. Ice has been building more and more. With fish sitting in deeper runs throughout most of the day, patterns like princes, and caddis offerings with a good bead-head are ideal. Trail more selective patterns llike black midges and RS2s. Be sure to adjust depth regularly, and keep a sharp eye for light takes! Target the wamrest part of the day. Swinging a small streamer of leech can be very productive this time of year.

Winter fishing conditions are in effect  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 36-39 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at North Fork Public

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for North Fork Public

Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Brown
Size: 22
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger

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: Broken Clouds
Temperature:  38 F
Temp Max:  46 F
Temp Min:  27 F
Humidity: 20%
Wind: 16 SSW mph
Pressure: 1029
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 35 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 35 .
Wind: 16 WSW mph; Humidity: 50%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — 33 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 33 .
Wind: 20 W mph; Humidity: 51%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM — 32 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 32 .
Wind: 20 WSW mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM — 29 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 29 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 68%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM — 28 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 11 WSW mph; Humidity: 72%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 35 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 3 WSW mph; Humidity: 59%; 
Snow Tuesday 2:00PM — 36 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 2 NE mph; Humidity: 65%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00PM — 28 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 5 WSW mph; Humidity: 83%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — 24 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 75%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — 22 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM — 20 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 18 W mph; Humidity: 80%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00AM — 20 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00AM — 20 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 14 W mph; Humidity: 75%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00AM — 28 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 14 WNW mph; Humidity: 47%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00PM — 30 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 23 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 7 SW mph; Humidity: 64%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00PM — 17 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 17 and 17 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 77%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00PM — 13 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 69%; 
Clear Thursday 2:00AM — 12 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 12 W mph; Humidity: 71%; 
Clear Thursday 5:00AM — 11 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 11 and 11 .
Wind: 9 WSW mph; Humidity: 71%;