Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Overcast Flow: 0
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Fishing is picking up

Current Conditions at Quincy Reservoir:

Spring fishing has been decent at Quincy. Water temps are still a bit cold for the fishing to really turn on. Small Clouser minnow have found some bass near the rocky features. With that in mind, target warmer days. Spring can be great fishing for smallmouth as they prepare for their spawn. Try small streamer patterns like woolybuggers, leeches, and crawdad patterns. Focus on drop-offs, and weed beds. Try a still water nymph rig, often times this can pick more lazy, cruising fish.

The water has been open for a couple of weeks now and the bite is on! Spring is here and it’s time to grab the rod and head for the mountains and foothills!  The fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Largemouth Bass
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 11 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Quincy Reservoir

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 20

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Quincy Reservoir

Fly: Wooly Bugger
Color: Black
Size: 4
Time: All Day
Wooly Bugger Wooly Bugger
Fly: Clouser Minnow
Color: Chartruse
Size: 4
Time: All Day
Clouser Minnow Clouser Minnow
Fly: Leech
Color: Black
Size: 4
Time: All Day
Leech Leech

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: Moderate Rain
Temperature:  40 F
Temp Max:  43 F
Temp Min:  36 F
Humidity: 93%
Wind: 23 NNE mph
Pressure: 1003
Rain Tuesday 9:00PM — 36 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 35 and 36 .
Wind: 9 E mph; Humidity: 97%;  Rain: 0.125 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 32 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 9 SSE mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clear Wednesday 9:00AM — 41 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 15 ESE mph; Humidity: 77%; 
Clear Wednesday 12:00PM — 48 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 48 and 48 .
Wind: 26 E mph; Humidity: 67%; 
Rain Wednesday 3:00PM — 50 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 20 SE mph; Humidity: 64%;  Rain: 0.5 for next 3 hours.
Rain Wednesday 6:00PM — 48 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 48 and 48 .
Wind: 10 NNE mph; Humidity: 71%;  Rain: 1.062 for next 3 hours.
Rain Wednesday 9:00PM — 43 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 10 NE mph; Humidity: 91%;  Rain: 1.375 for next 3 hours.
Rain Thursday 6:00AM — 38 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 38 and 38 .
Wind: 10 ENE mph; Humidity: 91%;  Rain: 0.188 for next 3 hours.
Rain Thursday 9:00AM — 39 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 39 and 39 .
Wind: 6 ESE mph; Humidity: 82%;  Rain: 0.125 for next 3 hours.
Rain Thursday 12:00PM — 48 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 48 and 48 .
Wind: 16 SE mph; Humidity: 62%;  Rain: 0.063 for next 3 hours.
Rain Thursday 3:00PM — 51 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 51 and 51 .
Wind: 22 ESE mph; Humidity: 66%;  Rain: 0.062 for next 3 hours.
Rain Thursday 6:00PM — 49 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 22 WNW mph; Humidity: 79%;  Rain: 2.376 for next 3 hours.
Rain Thursday 9:00PM — 43 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 16 NNW mph; Humidity: 85%;  Rain: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Clear Friday 6:00AM — 37 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 13 S mph; Humidity: 67%;