Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 32-35 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 507
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The Roaring Fork can give up some great winter fishing

Current Conditions at Roaring Fork:

Fish are mainly being found on nymph rigs, however the streamer can definitely produce. Winter fishing conditions are really settling in. Smaller tippets and a good amount of weight is often neccesary. In the mornings expect fish to take minute to warm up. Survey deep runs and pools. As the day warms look for fish to move towards the faster water. Nymphs include Princes, worms, Barr's emergers, Two-bits, 20-inchers, and soft hackles- All in sizes 16-18. Small baetis flies like an RS2 is a must. Midges are becoming more and more important so don't be afraid to get out the small stuff. Streamers in smaller natural colors such as Sculpzillas, slump busters and Galloup's Sex dungeon.

Winter fishing conditions are in effect  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 32-35 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz
Length: 18 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Roaring Fork

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Roaring Fork

Fly: Buckskin Caddis
Color: Cream
Size: 20
Time: 
Buckskin Caddis Buckskin Caddis
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Gray
Size: 22
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early April

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 
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: 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 
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 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Few Clouds
Temperature:  22 F
Temp Max:  34 F
Temp Min:  9 F
Humidity: 38%
Wind: 41 N mph
Pressure: 1015
Snow Monday 5:00PM — 17 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 6 and 17 .
Wind: 28 WNW mph; Humidity: 89%;  Snow: 0.69 for next 3 hours.
Snow Monday 8:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 0 and 9 .
Wind: 16 NW mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 0.75 for next 3 hours.
Snow Monday 11:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between -1 and 4 .
Wind: 13 NW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.38 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 2:00AM — -2 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between -5 and -2 .
Wind: 12 NNW mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00AM — -5 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between -5 and -5 .
Wind: 14 NNW mph; Humidity: 99%;  Snow: 0.38 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 8:00AM — -1 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between -1 and -1 .
Wind: 29 NNW mph; Humidity: 92%;  Snow: 0.69 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 11:00AM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 2 and 2 .
Wind: 33 N mph; Humidity: 82%;  Snow: 0.12 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 2:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 5 and 5 .
Wind: 31 N mph; Humidity: 75%;  Snow: 0.13 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM —
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 1 and 1 .
Wind: 17 N mph; Humidity: 82%; 
Clear Tuesday 8:00PM — -11 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -11 and -11 .
Wind: 8 NNE mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clear Tuesday 11:00PM — -12 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -12 and -12 .
Wind: 11 N mph; Humidity: 90%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM — -11 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -11 and -11 .
Wind: 10 NNW mph; Humidity: 90%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00AM — -9 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -9 and -9 .
Wind: 11 NNW mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 3 and 3 .
Wind: 10 NNW mph; Humidity: 58%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM — 16 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 15 WNW mph; Humidity: 62%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00PM — 19 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 19 and 19 .
Wind: 16 WNW mph; Humidity: 70%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 15 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 13 WNW mph; Humidity: 87%; 
Snow Wednesday 8:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 9 and 9 .
Wind: 10 NW mph; Humidity: 92%;  Snow: 0.13 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 11:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 8 and 8 .
Wind: 13 NW mph; Humidity: 90%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Thursday 2:00AM —
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 5 and 5 .
Wind: 13 NW mph; Humidity: 88%;