Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 36-39 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 35
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The St. Vrain still has open water

Current Conditions at Saint Vrain:

The mornings are getting chilly so expect fish to be found slow and low, on nymph rigs. Target seams, current breaks, and deep pools that provide holding areas. Flies like princes, Hare's ears and worms are landing some nice fish beneath. Follow these offerings with a more selective pattern like small barrs emerger, or an RS2. Midges are becoming a major part of the trouts diet as we move into the cold months. Don't be afraid to swing a streamer! Small leeches, slump busters and woolybuggers are good ideas. Expect the warmest part of the day to be the most productive. Expect more ice to show as the next round of winter storms hits.

The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 36-39 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 1 lbs 8 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Saint Vrain

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 24

Time:

Recommended Flies for Saint Vrain

Fly: Slump Buster
Color: Black
Size: 8
Time: 
Slump Buster Slump Buster
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Prince Nymph
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Prince Nymph Prince Nymph

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

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  37 F
Temp Max:  44 F
Temp Min:  29 F
Humidity: 27%
Wind: 9 WSW mph
Pressure: 1025
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 35 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 35 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 52%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — 33 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 33 .
Wind: 17 W mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM — 31 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 31 .
Wind: 22 W mph; Humidity: 57%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM — 27 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 25 and 27 .
Wind: 23 W mph; Humidity: 69%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM — 27 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 36 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 7 W mph; Humidity: 66%; 
Snow Tuesday 2:00PM — 35 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 17 W mph; Humidity: 67%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 27 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 13 W mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — 24 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 87%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — 24 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 23 WSW mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00AM — 23 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 25 W mph; Humidity: 80%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00AM — 21 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 22 W mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00AM — 21 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00AM — 27 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 25 W mph; Humidity: 64%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00PM — 28 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 29 W mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 20 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 19 W mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00PM — 15 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 20 WSW mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00PM — 13 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 40 W mph; Humidity: 71%; 
Clouds Thursday 2:00AM — 12 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 44 W mph; Humidity: 71%; 
Clouds Thursday 5:00AM — 13 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 37 W mph; Humidity: 72%;