Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Jul 12, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 260
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Flows have started to come down

Current Conditions at North Fork Public:

The North Fork is flowing around 270 CFS and fishing has started to show signs of picking up. Hopper-dropper setups, with a good heavy nymph to survey soft seems and riffles will be your best bet to find some fish. Patterns like princes, caddis offerings, and RS2s are ideal. Expect fish to start looking up so be aware of how you approach the water. Make sure your dropper is deep enough!

Summertime means lots of bugs on the water. Come prepared with a fly box full of midges, mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies. A good nympher will catch the majority of the fish but lots of opportunity presents itself for dry fly fishing opportunities. Try covering lots of water and looking for risers!  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Slightly Off.

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: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Plain Brown Sedge

Color: Brown

Size: 16

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for North Fork Public

Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Fly: Caddis Pupa
Color: Green
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Caddis Pupa Caddis Pupa
Fly: Amy's Ant
Color: Olive
Size: 12
Time: All Day
Amy's Ant Amy's Ant

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

Rain
Currently: Heavy Intensity Rain
Temperature:  59 F
Temp Max:  69 F
Temp Min:  49 F
Humidity: 72%
Wind: 36 SSE mph
Pressure: 1024
Rain Saturday 9:00PM — 49 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 47 and 49 .
Wind: 4 E mph; Humidity: 84%;  Rain: 1.625 for next 3 hours.
Clear Sunday 6:00AM — 43 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 42 and 43 .
Wind: 3 W mph; Humidity: 71%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00AM — 59 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 59 and 59 .
Wind: 8 WNW mph; Humidity: 41%; 
Clear Sunday 12:00PM — 69 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 69 and 69 .
Wind: 11 NW mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clouds Sunday 3:00PM — 70 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 70 and 70 .
Wind: 9 NNW mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clouds Sunday 6:00PM — 61 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 61 and 61 .
Wind: 8 ENE mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clouds Sunday 9:00PM — 48 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 48 and 48 .
Wind: 9 ESE mph; Humidity: 72%; 
Clear Monday 6:00AM — 42 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 8 SE mph; Humidity: 95%; 
Clear Monday 9:00AM — 59 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 59 and 59 .
Wind: 8 SSE mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Clear Monday 12:00PM — 70 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 70 and 70 .
Wind: 10 NW mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clouds Monday 3:00PM — 70 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 70 and 70 .
Wind: 8 ESE mph; Humidity: 29%; 
Rain Monday 6:00PM — 58 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 58 and 58 .
Wind: 14 SSE mph; Humidity: 54%;  Rain: 1.688 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 9:00PM — 47 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 13 SSE mph; Humidity: 92%;  Rain: 0.875 for next 3 hours.
Clear Tuesday 6:00AM — 43 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 2 WNW mph; Humidity: 75%;