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 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 


Current Conditions

Snow
Currently: Light Snow
Temperature:  29 F
Temp Max:  39 F
Temp Min:  12 F
Humidity: 36%
Wind: 23 W mph
Pressure: 1011
Clouds Monday 5:00PM — 22 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 12 and 22 .
Wind: 26 WNW mph; Humidity: 62%; 
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 11 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 4 and 11 .
Wind: 22 WNW mph; Humidity: 75%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM —
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 4 and 9 .
Wind: 25 WNW mph; Humidity: 72%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM —
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 3 and 6 .
Wind: 21 WNW mph; Humidity: 73%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM —
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 2 and 2 .
Wind: 18 WNW mph; Humidity: 77%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM —
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 4 and 4 .
Wind: 25 NW mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 10 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 32 N mph; Humidity: 55%; 
Snow Tuesday 2:00PM — 11 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 11 and 11 .
Wind: 24 NNE mph; Humidity: 69%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 8 and 8 .
Wind: 10 ENE mph; Humidity: 88%;  Snow: 0.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 8:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 1 and 1 .
Wind: 7 WSW mph; Humidity: 93%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — -2 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between -2 and -2 .
Wind: 17 W mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM — -1 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -1 and -1 .
Wind: 22 W mph; Humidity: 75%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 0 and 0 .
Wind: 24 W mph; Humidity: 64%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00AM — 11 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 11 and 11 .
Wind: 25 W mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM — 28 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 19 WNW mph; Humidity: 40%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00PM — 31 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 22 WNW mph; Humidity: 46%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00PM — 25 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 6 WNW mph; Humidity: 62%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00PM — 12 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 18 WSW mph; Humidity: 80%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00PM — 11 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 11 and 11 .
Wind: 21 WSW mph; Humidity: 82%; 
Clear Thursday 2:00AM — 11 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 11 and 11 .
Wind: 19 WSW mph; Humidity: 83%;