Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 56-59
Sky: Clear Flow: 300
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Fishing has been decent as of late

Current Conditions at North Fork Public:

Flows on the North Fork have increased lately, helping the fishing. 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 be looking up in the afternoon, so be aware of how you approach the water. Make sure your dropper is deep enough! A light-nymph rig may be ideal in the mornings as night-time lows are becoming more low. As the water warms look for fish to seek more oxygenated water in the riffles and shelves.

Make sure you have a quality set of polarized glasses. The public water sections are producing better than average fish and good fly fishing reports.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 56-59 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 7 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: 18

Time:

Recommended Flies for North Fork Public

Fly: Prince Nymph
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Prince Nymph Prince Nymph
Fly: Flashback Hare's Ear
Color: Gray
Size: 18
Time: 
Flashback Hare's Ear Flashback Hare's Ear
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late September

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: 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: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late 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 

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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
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: 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

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  70 F
Temp Max:  76 F
Temp Min:  57 F
Humidity: 14%
Wind: 18 W mph
Pressure: 1030
Clear Sunday 6:00PM — 61 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 49 and 61 .
Wind: 16 WNW mph; Humidity: 30%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00PM — 43 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 34 and 43 .
Wind: 3 W mph; Humidity: 46%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00AM — 33 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 3 SW mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00AM — 46 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 5 WNW mph; Humidity: 29%; 
Clouds Monday 12:00PM — 57 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 57 and 57 .
Wind: 9 WNW mph; Humidity: 19%; 
Clouds Monday 3:00PM — 58 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 58 and 58 .
Wind: 18 W mph; Humidity: 17%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00PM — 52 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 52 and 52 .
Wind: 15 WNW mph; Humidity: 27%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00PM — 37 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 2 NW mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clouds Tuesday 6:00AM — 32 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 5 WNW mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00AM — 46 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 7 WNW mph; Humidity: 32%; 
Clear Tuesday 12:00PM — 55 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 55 and 55 .
Wind: 19 WNW mph; Humidity: 21%; 
Clear Tuesday 3:00PM — 57 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 57 and 57 .
Wind: 25 WNW mph; Humidity: 19%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00PM — 52 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 52 and 52 .
Wind: 13 WNW mph; Humidity: 30%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00PM — 37 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 6 NNW mph; Humidity: 47%;