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: 32-35 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 550
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The Juan is fishing well into winter

Current Conditions at San Juan:

Winter has arrived, and the Juan is a good choice for those looking to find some fish. The nights are getting pretty cold so expect fish to take a minute in the morning to get going. As the sun warms the water, look for trout to key in on small BWO emergers and midges. Nymph-rigs fished at the appropriate depth are going to find the most fish. There are plenty of opportunities to take fish on the surface still, with decent hatches of Baetis and Midges given the right conditions. Streamer action has been picking up slightly as well. The quality section of the San Juan sees a lot of pressure and after a whole season of fishing, trout are even more selective. Line management, depth and tippet size are all variables to consider. Tippet sizes upwards of 5x are most likely necessary.

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

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 18 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at San Juan

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 24

Time:

Recommended Flies for San Juan

Fly: Wd 40
Color: Olive
Size: 24
Time: 
Wd 40 Wd 40
Fly: Disco Midge
Color: Red
Size: 22
Time: 
Disco Midge Disco Midge
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brown
Size: 22
Time: 
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late March

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 

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: 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 


Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  41 F
Temp Max:  46 F
Temp Min:  36 F
Humidity: 23%
Wind: 54 WNW mph
Pressure: 1015
Clear Monday 5:00PM — 35 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 48 WNW mph; Humidity: 29%; 
Clear Monday 8:00PM — 28 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 14 NW mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clear Monday 11:00PM — 26 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 10 NNW mph; Humidity: 47%; 
Clear Tuesday 2:00AM — 25 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 19 WNW mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clear Tuesday 5:00AM — 22 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 25 NNW mph; Humidity: 41%; 
Clear Tuesday 8:00AM — 23 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 28 NNW mph; Humidity: 36%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 31 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 33 NNW mph; Humidity: 18%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00PM — 33 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 29 NNW mph; Humidity: 19%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 32 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 22 NNE mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clear Tuesday 8:00PM — 25 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 13 NNE mph; Humidity: 41%; 
Clear Tuesday 11:00PM — 23 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 6 NE mph; Humidity: 45%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM — 21 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 10 ENE mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00AM — 20 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 9 ENE mph; Humidity: 41%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00AM — 21 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 7 ENE mph; Humidity: 33%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM — 29 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 7 WSW mph; Humidity: 25%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00PM — 36 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 19 W mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00PM — 37 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 23 SW mph; Humidity: 27%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00PM — 28 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 9 S mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00PM — 27 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 4 E mph; Humidity: 45%; 
Clear Thursday 2:00AM — 25 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 5 ENE mph; Humidity: 50%;