Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 24-27 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 294
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The crowds are light and the fishing is solid here on the RF

Current Conditions at Roaring Fork:

Trout are holding in deep pools and runs and are feeding on a steady diet of baetis and midges. We had limited success with streamers and none with dry flies. Micro-mayfly patterns, soft hackle pheasant tails and juju baetis emergers worked best for us. Look for stretches of river that receive the most sunlight-- these sections of river will fish the best.

Fishing has been best from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and fly fishing trips have been catching lots of trout. Make sure you are getting a good drag free drift in order to hook fish. Tiny tippets and small midge and mayfly patterns are hooking the most fish.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 24-27 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Roaring Fork


Recommended Flies for Roaring Fork

Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brownish
Size: 18
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Fly: Micro Mayfly
Color: Brownish
Size: 18
Micro Mayfly Micro Mayfly
Fly: Juju Baetis
Color: Purpleish Black
Size: 22
Juju Baetis Juju Baetis

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January


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 


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

Currently: Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: 33.8 F (1.0 C)
Feels Like: 34 F (1 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 22%
Wind: Calm
Pressure: 30.37
UV: 0
partlycloudy Saturday: Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the upper teens.
nt_partlycloudy Saturday Night: A few clouds. Low 19F. Winds light and variable.
mostlycloudy Sunday: Mostly cloudy skies. High around 45F. Winds light and variable.
nt_partlycloudy Sunday Night: Cloudy early with partial clearing expected late. Low 27F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
snow Monday: Rain showers early mixing with snow showers later in the day. High 44F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
nt_snow Monday Night: Snow in the evening will transition to snow showers overnight. Low around 15F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
partlycloudy Tuesday: Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 31F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_mostlycloudy Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy skies in the evening, then becoming cloudy overnight. Low 6F. Winds light and variable.