Fishing Conditions: POOR

Report Rating: POOR
Crowd Rating: Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Jan 4, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 24-27 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Overcast Flow: 289
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Off-Color
Precip: Snow Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The clarity is that of chocolate milk right now....

Current Conditions at San Juan:

The fishing has been tough in the new year due to lake turnover in Navajo Reservoir, which is pumping out a whole lotta dirty water. Because of this out best patterns were red San Juan worms-- yep, who woulda guessed-- and egg patterns. The weather is expected to get a little ugly here so keep an eye on that.

The fishing is slow.  Overcast skies and 24-27 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Off-Color.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at San Juan


Recommended Flies for San Juan

Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Red
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Egg
Color: Orangish
Egg Egg

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January


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 


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

Currently: Clear
Temperature: 38.1 F (3.4 C)
Feels Like: 38 F (3 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 45%
Wind: From the WNW at 1.79 MPH Gusting to 2.5 MPH
Pressure: 30.52
UV: 0.0
partlycloudy Saturday: Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the upper teens.
nt_partlycloudy Saturday Night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 18F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
mostlycloudy Sunday: Considerable cloudiness. High 41F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_cloudy Sunday Night: Cloudy skies. Low around 25F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
chancerain Monday: Partly cloudy early then becoming windy with periods of light rain later in the day. High 43F. SSE winds shifting to WSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
nt_mostlycloudy Monday Night: Partly cloudy skies early will become overcast later during the night. Low 22F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
partlycloudy Tuesday: Cloudy early, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. High 36F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_clear Tuesday Night: A mostly clear sky. Low 14F. Winds light and variable.