Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 50
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Flows and clarity will be touchy for a little bit

Current Conditions at North Fork Public:

The North fork of the South Platte will continue to see touch and go flows and water clarity through the early part of the summer. Due to good amounts of natural snowpack, It is unlikely that Robert's tunnel sends any additional flow down the North Fork. With these conditions it can be tough to get a proper presentation. As of late, local snowmelt has provided a nice bump in flows. Fishing has been fair. Trout have began to spread out, moving away from deep holding water and into the riffles with the warmer weather. A hopper dropper setup has been moving alot of fish. Patterns like RS2's, PT's, and San Juan worms have been working consistently.

Fly fishing reports have been fair to good. The fly fishing is on! Try smaller midge and mayfly patterns.  The fishing is fair.  Partly Cloudy skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 8 oz
Length: 15 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: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for North Fork Public

Fly: Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Pheasant Tail Pheasant Tail
Fly: Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Color: Green
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Blue Winged Olive Emerger Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Pink
Size: 16
Time: All Day
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Caddisflies

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: 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: Western Black Quill
Color: Purplish Black to Grayish Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Jun 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-12
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: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
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 

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: 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: Light Rain
Temperature:  37 F
Temp Max:  43 F
Temp Min:  28 F
Humidity: 86%
Wind: 13 NNW mph
Pressure: 1004
Snow Tuesday 9:00PM — 26 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 26 .
Wind: 10 WNW mph; Humidity: 92%;  Snow: 0.062 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 14 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 12 and 14 .
Wind: 7 WSW mph; Humidity: 92%; 
Clear Wednesday 9:00AM — 29 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 9 WSW mph; Humidity: 70%; 
Snow Wednesday 12:00PM — 35 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 8 SW mph; Humidity: 71%;  Snow: 0.562 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 3:00PM — 37 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 13 SW mph; Humidity: 62%;  Snow: 0.812 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 6:00PM — 36 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 9 SSE mph; Humidity: 66%;  Snow: 0.626 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 9:00PM — 26 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 12 SE mph; Humidity: 88%;  Snow: 0.562 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Thursday 6:00AM — 26 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 18 SE mph; Humidity: 93%; 
Clouds Thursday 9:00AM — 31 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 27 SE mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Snow Thursday 12:00PM — 32 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 29 SE mph; Humidity: 82%;  Snow: 0.437 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 3:00PM — 34 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 29 SSE mph; Humidity: 85%;  Snow: 4.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 6:00PM — 36 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 34 SSW mph; Humidity: 74%;  Snow: 1.625 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 9:00PM — 22 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 9 WSW mph; Humidity: 88%;  Snow: 0.312 for next 3 hours.
Clear Friday 6:00AM — 16 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 9 W mph; Humidity: 84%;