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 Early April

Caddisflies

Insects: American Grannom
Color: Bright Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: Early Morning & Afternoon
Size: 10-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Tan Short Horn Sedge
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow
Dates: Mar 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
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: Western Black Quill
Color: Purplish Black to Grayish Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Jun 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-12
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: 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 
Insects: Skwala Stone
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage.
Size: 6-12
Spinner Fall:
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Winter Black
Color: Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Overcast Clouds
Temperature:  35 F
Temp Max:  41 F
Temp Min:  17 F
Humidity: 27%
Wind: 39 W mph
Pressure: 1015
Snow Monday 5:00PM — 27 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 11 and 27 .
Wind: 47 WNW mph; Humidity: 75%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 18 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 6 and 18 .
Wind: 27 W mph; Humidity: 82%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — 13 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 5 and 13 .
Wind: 27 W mph; Humidity: 82%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM —
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 3 and 7 .
Wind: 24 W mph; Humidity: 83%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM —
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 0 and 0 .
Wind: 20 W mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM —
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 3 and 3 .
Wind: 20 W mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM —
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 9 and 9 .
Wind: 17 NW mph; Humidity: 73%; 
Snow Tuesday 2:00PM — 13 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 11 NNE mph; Humidity: 76%;  Snow: 0.38 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 9 and 9 .
Wind: 6 SSE mph; Humidity: 90%;  Snow: 0.5 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — -1 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between -1 and -1 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 89%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — -1 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between -1 and -1 .
Wind: 23 W mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00AM — -1 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between -1 and -1 .
Wind: 30 W mph; Humidity: 85%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00AM — -0 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between -0 and -0 .
Wind: 34 W mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00AM —
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 5 and 5 .
Wind: 38 W mph; Humidity: 68%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM — 17 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 17 and 17 .
Wind: 35 W mph; Humidity: 65%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00PM — 23 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 33 W mph; Humidity: 62%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 19 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 19 and 19 .
Wind: 30 W mph; Humidity: 74%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00PM — 15 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 33 W mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00PM — 15 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 39 W mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clouds Thursday 2:00AM — 16 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 46 W mph; Humidity: 77%;