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 Late January

Midges

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 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Overcast Clouds
Temperature:  27 F
Temp Max:  34 F
Temp Min:  20 F
Humidity: 45%
Wind: 18 S mph
Pressure: 1029
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 23 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 20 and 23 .
Wind: 11 SSE mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Snow Monday 11:00PM — 22 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 22 .
Wind: 14 SSE mph; Humidity: 73%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 2:00AM — 23 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 21 and 23 .
Wind: 13 SSE mph; Humidity: 94%;  Snow: 0.75 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00AM — 22 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 21 and 22 .
Wind: 10 SSW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.75 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 8:00AM — 21 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 9 S mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 1.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 11:00AM — 25 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 11 WSW mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 1 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 2:00PM — 26 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 13 W mph; Humidity: 92%;  Snow: 1 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00PM — 20 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 10 W mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 1.06 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 8:00PM — 15 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 8 W mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.63 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 11:00PM — 16 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 9 WNW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.75 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 2:00AM — 14 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 14 and 14 .
Wind: 10 WNW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.63 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 5:00AM — 15 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 10 WNW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.81 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 8:00AM — 16 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 11 WNW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 1.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 11:00AM — 20 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 14 W mph; Humidity: 89%;  Snow: 0.62 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 2:00PM — 20 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 15 WNW mph; Humidity: 85%;  Snow: 0.75 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 5:00PM — 15 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 12 WNW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.88 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 8:00PM — 10 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 10 WNW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.69 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 11:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 6 and 6 .
Wind: 12 W mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 0.37 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Thursday 2:00AM —
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 1 and 1 .
Wind: 11 WNW mph; Humidity: 94%; 
Clouds Thursday 5:00AM —
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 1 and 1 .
Wind: 12 NW mph; Humidity: 87%;