Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 56-59
Sky: Clear Flow: 50
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Fish are still being found on terrestrials

Current Conditions at Saint Vrain:

Most sections of the Vrain are fishing quite well. After a summer's fishing pressure be sure to use smaller tippets and flies. Fish have been found both above and below the surface. Target seams, current breaks, riffles and shelves. Flies like princes, Hare's ears and worms are landing some nice fish beneath. Chubby's and Amy's ants are good options for towing deep nymph rigs. There has been some aggressive surface takes on long casts, so be sure to survey water from a distance if possible. Small Adam's, Stimi's and parachutes have been finding some nice fish as well.

The water is low and clear and fly fishing reports have been excellent. Use light tippet and longer leaders to avoid spooking fish.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 56-59 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Saint Vrain

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Plain Brown Sedge

Color: Brown

Size: 18

Time:

Recommended Flies for Saint Vrain

Fly: Parachute Adams
Color: Olive
Size: 20
Time: 
Parachute Adams Parachute Adams
Fly: Amy's Ant
Color: Olive
Size: 12
Time: 
Amy's Ant Amy's Ant
Fly: Two Bit Hooker
Color: Black
Size: 18
Time: 
Two Bit Hooker Two Bit Hooker

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

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  72 F
Temp Max:  76 F
Temp Min:  63 F
Humidity: 15%
Wind: 16 ESE mph
Pressure: 1019
Clear Sunday 6:00PM — 65 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 55 and 65 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 28%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00PM — 49 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 42 and 49 .
Wind: 17 W mph; Humidity: 41%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00AM — 42 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 17 WSW mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00AM — 54 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 54 and 54 .
Wind: 10 W mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clouds Monday 12:00PM — 65 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 65 and 65 .
Wind: 5 S mph; Humidity: 15%; 
Clouds Monday 3:00PM — 65 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 65 and 65 .
Wind: 11 SSW mph; Humidity: 14%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00PM — 59 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 59 and 59 .
Wind: 9 E mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00PM — 47 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 13 WSW mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00AM — 41 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 19 W mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00AM — 54 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 54 and 54 .
Wind: 15 WSW mph; Humidity: 27%; 
Clear Tuesday 12:00PM — 63 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 63 and 63 .
Wind: 24 WSW mph; Humidity: 18%; 
Clear Tuesday 3:00PM — 65 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 65 and 65 .
Wind: 27 W mph; Humidity: 17%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00PM — 58 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 58 and 58 .
Wind: 19 W mph; Humidity: 27%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00PM — 46 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 18 WSW mph; Humidity: 39%;