Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Nov 1, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 100
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Winter has started to settle in

Current Conditions at North Fork Public:

As winter moves closer and water temps continue to drop, a good nymph rig is the way to go. With fish sitting in deeper runs throughout most of the day, patterns like princes, caddis offerings, and RS2s are ideal. Be sure to adjust depth regularly! Target the wamrest part of the day. Swinging a small streamer of leech can be very productive this time of year.

Red midges have been working well. The public water sections are producing better than average fish and good fly fishing reports. Winter is around the corner and the crowds on the South Platte should be dying down a bit.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 4 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: Rojo Midge
Color: Red
Size: 20
Time: 
Rojo Midge Rojo Midge
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late November

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: 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 

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 

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 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 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Scattered Clouds
Temperature:  40 F
Temp Max:  48 F
Temp Min:  30 F
Humidity: 56%
Wind: 18 S mph
Pressure: 1023
Clouds Thursday 8:00PM — 38 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 38 .
Wind: 19 W mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Clouds Thursday 11:00PM — 39 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 39 .
Wind: 21 W mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Friday 2:00AM — 37 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 37 .
Wind: 20 W mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Clouds Friday 5:00AM — 34 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 34 .
Wind: 20 W mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Friday 8:00AM — 36 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 18 WSW mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Clouds Friday 11:00AM — 49 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 12 SW mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clouds Friday 2:00PM — 51 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 51 and 51 .
Wind: 13 WSW mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clouds Friday 5:00PM — 36 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 13 W mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clouds Friday 8:00PM — 33 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 50%; 
Clouds Friday 11:00PM — 32 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 17 W mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Saturday 2:00AM — 31 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 17 W mph; Humidity: 50%; 
Clouds Saturday 5:00AM — 31 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 15 WSW mph; Humidity: 50%; 
Clouds Saturday 8:00AM — 34 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 14 WSW mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clouds Saturday 11:00AM — 43 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 18 W mph; Humidity: 34%; 
Clouds Saturday 2:00PM — 43 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 23 W mph; Humidity: 35%; 
Snow Saturday 5:00PM — 30 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 5 SW mph; Humidity: 69%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Snow Saturday 8:00PM — 28 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 5 NW mph; Humidity: 89%;  Snow: 1.5 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Saturday 11:00PM — 23 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 14 W mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clear Sunday 2:00AM — 22 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 18 W mph; Humidity: 74%; 
Clear Sunday 5:00AM — 23 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 21 W mph; Humidity: 58%;