Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Very Crowded
Very Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 52-55
Sky: Clear Flow: 1316
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: May on the Fork

Current Conditions at Roaring Fork:

Fish are mainly being found on nymph rigs, however, the streamer can definitely produce. 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. Streamers in smaller natural colors such as Sculpzillas, slump busters and Galloup's Sex dungeon. Get out and enjoy the fork before she is blown out.

The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 52-55 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 1 lbs 6 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Roaring Fork

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

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Recommended Flies for Roaring Fork

Fly: Slump Buster
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Slump Buster Slump Buster
Fly: San Juan Worm
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San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: 20, Incher
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20, Incher 20, Incher

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late September

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Caddis
Color: Yellow, Orange or Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Oct 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late 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 
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
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 & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
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 
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

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%;