Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 570
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Winter fishing conditions are getting closer

Current Conditions at Roaring Fork:

Fish are mainly being found on nymph rigs, however the streamer can definitely produce. 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. Streamers in smaller natural colors. Sculpzillas, slump busters and Galloup's Sex dungeon.

It is getting closer to winter and the fish are turning on to the midges again. Try fishing a Money Midge (size 18-22) for best results. For the best insect hatches, especially blue winged olive mayflies try to get on the water mid-morning on the cloudier and cooler days. The days are getting shorter and the weather is drastically cooling down.   The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 3 lbs 0 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: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: 
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Fly: Buckskin Caddis
Color: Cream
Size: 18
Time: 
Buckskin Caddis Buckskin Caddis
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Brown
Size: 22
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late November

Mayflies

Insects: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: 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 

Midges

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: 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 

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: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Scattered Clouds
Temperature:  34 F
Temp Max:  45 F
Temp Min:  23 F
Humidity: 92%
Wind: 11 NW mph
Pressure: 1016
Snow Thursday 8:00PM — 32 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 21 and 32 .
Wind: 8 W mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 2.38 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 11:00PM — 28 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 28 .
Wind: 9 W mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 3.63 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 2:00AM — 25 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 25 .
Wind: 13 WNW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 3.56 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 5:00AM — 21 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 18 and 21 .
Wind: 14 NW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 1.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 8:00AM — 17 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 17 and 17 .
Wind: 12 NW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.5 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 11:00AM — 22 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 15 WNW mph; Humidity: 91%;  Snow: 0.63 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 2:00PM — 24 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 19 WNW mph; Humidity: 94%;  Snow: 1.19 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 5:00PM — 19 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 19 .
Wind: 15 NW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.87 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 8:00PM — 14 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 14 and 14 .
Wind: 14 NNW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 11:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 7 and 7 .
Wind: 12 NNW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.06 for next 3 hours.
Clear Saturday 2:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 5 and 5 .
Wind: 10 N mph; Humidity: 90%; 
Clear Saturday 5:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 5 and 5 .
Wind: 14 NNE mph; Humidity: 91%; 
Clear Saturday 8:00AM — 11 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 11 and 11 .
Wind: 8 NNE mph; Humidity: 56%; 
Clear Saturday 11:00AM — 27 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 9 NW mph; Humidity: 59%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00PM — 28 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 11 NNW mph; Humidity: 75%; 
Clear Saturday 5:00PM — 14 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 14 and 14 .
Wind: 6 NNW mph; Humidity: 83%; 
Clear Saturday 8:00PM — 13 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 3 NW mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clear Saturday 11:00PM — 13 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 6 WNW mph; Humidity: 46%; 
Clear Sunday 2:00AM — 13 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 8 W mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clear Sunday 5:00AM — 12 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 9 WNW mph; Humidity: 52%;