Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Nov 1, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 40-43 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 25
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Winter fishing conditions are in effect

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.

The fish have seen a lot of pressure this season and they are getting spooky. Use light tippet and longer leaders to avoid spooking fish. It’s now winter time in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Time to head to the tail waters.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 40-43 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 9 oz
Length: 14 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Saint Vrain

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Saint Vrain

Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brown
Size: 22
Time: 
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail

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: Overcast Clouds
Temperature:  27 F
Temp Max:  32 F
Temp Min:  18 F
Humidity: 92%
Wind: 5 SE mph
Pressure: 1019
Snow Thursday 8:00PM — 25 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 17 and 25 .
Wind: 6 SE mph; Humidity: 94%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 11:00PM — 27 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 27 .
Wind: 5 W mph; Humidity: 91%;  Snow: 0.62 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 2:00AM — 23 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 23 .
Wind: 1 NW mph; Humidity: 94%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 5:00AM — 24 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 22 and 24 .
Wind: 5 WNW mph; Humidity: 90%;  Snow: 0.56 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Friday 8:00AM — 25 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 9 WNW mph; Humidity: 80%; 
Clouds Friday 11:00AM — 31 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 11 WNW mph; Humidity: 66%; 
Clouds Friday 2:00PM — 32 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 67%; 
Clouds Friday 5:00PM — 23 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 26 W mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Clouds Friday 8:00PM — 21 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 32 W mph; Humidity: 77%; 
Clouds Friday 11:00PM — 21 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 32 W mph; Humidity: 76%; 
Clouds Saturday 2:00AM — 20 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 32 W mph; Humidity: 76%; 
Clouds Saturday 5:00AM — 19 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 19 and 19 .
Wind: 32 W mph; Humidity: 76%; 
Clouds Saturday 8:00AM — 20 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 30 W mph; Humidity: 68%; 
Clouds Saturday 11:00AM — 33 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 23 W mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00PM — 35 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 25 W mph; Humidity: 50%; 
Clear Saturday 5:00PM — 25 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 31 W mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Clear Saturday 8:00PM — 25 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 33 W mph; Humidity: 53%; 
Clear Saturday 11:00PM — 24 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 33 W mph; Humidity: 58%; 
Clouds Sunday 2:00AM — 22 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 30 W mph; Humidity: 59%; 
Clouds Sunday 5:00AM — 22 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 31 WSW mph; Humidity: 51%;