Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 40-43 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 90
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Open and soft water, will produce eats where it's found

Current Conditions at North Fork Public:

Spring is in the air and flows have risen slightly. Softer holding water will produce fish. Although it's feeling like spring it is still winter fishing. Focus your effort towards the warmest part of the day. Nymphing deep is the way to find eats, try patterns such RS2s, Pts, and barr's emergers. With the warmer weather and increased CFS, fish may be willing to grab something a bit larger. A leech or a worm will cover this well.

It is still cold outside but the river is flowing well and we are catching good numbers of fish. Fly fishing reports have been fair to good.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 40-43 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 8 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 5 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: Almost Black

Size: 22

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies for North Fork Public

Fly: Bunney Leech
Color: Black
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Bunney Leech Bunney Leech
Fly: Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Pheasant Tail Pheasant Tail
Fly: Buckskin Caddis
Color: White
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Buckskin Caddis Buckskin Caddis

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late March

Caddisflies

Insects: American Grannom
Color: Bright Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: Early Morning & Afternoon
Size: 10-14
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 

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 

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: 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: 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 
Insects: Skwala Stone
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage.
Size: 6-12
Spinner Fall:
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


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