Fishing Conditions: POOR

Report Rating: POOR
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 900
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)

Colorado Stream Update: The river is moving high and fast

Current Conditions at Waterton:

Flows through Waterton Canyon are high and fishing is tough. High water is a great opportunity to allow the river to have a much needed rest period, and work on other aspects of your game like still-water fishing and targeting warm-water species. With all the snowmelt, don't be afraid to get a map, pick a blue dot, and take a walk to explore some of the countless fishing opportunities in our high country.

The Platte drainage is flowing high almost every where  The fish are on the scuds and aquatic worms.  The fishing is slow.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 4 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Waterton

None

Recommended Flies for Waterton

Fly: Buckskin Worm
Color: Cream
Size: 14
Time: All Day
Buckskin Worm Buckskin Worm
Fly: 20, Incher
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: All Day
20, Incher 20, Incher
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late July

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Plain Brown Sedge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Sister Sedge
Color: Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Afternoon & Evening
Size: 14-16
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 
Insects: Little Western Dark Sedge
Color: Dark Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Mid Day
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Caddis
Color: Yellow, Orange or Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Oct 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Spotted Sedge
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: May 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
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: Callibaetis Speckled Dun
Color: Tannish Olive to Olive Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Cloudy, Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Late Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Olivish Yellow to Yellowish Pink
Dates: Jun 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Mid Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 16-22
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Ginger Quill
Color: Pale Cream to Whitish
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Iron Blue Quill
Color: Light Olive Tan to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 20-22
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 
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Slate Winged Drake
Color: Brown to Slate Gray
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 1
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Trico
Color: Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Early Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Western Green Drake
Color: Dark Olive
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Cloudy, 1-4 pm
Size: 8-12
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: Giant Golden
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Follows Salmonflies
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Yellow
Color: Greenish Yellow to Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: 46-54° Water Temps Morning
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
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 
Insects: Yellow Sally
Color: Pale Yellow to Pinkish Yellow
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 2-8
Spinner Fall: NA
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: Black & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Black Ant
Color: Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-24
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 
Insects: Dog Day Cicadas
Color: Black & Orange
Dates: Jul 1 – Aug 31
Emergence: Varied
Size:
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Grasshopper
Color: Green to Brownish Tan
Dates: May 15 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 2-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Red Ant
Color: Red to Orangish
Dates: May 1 – Oct 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Current Conditions

Rain
Currently: Light Rain
Temperature:  62 F
Temp Max:  73 F
Temp Min:  52 F
Humidity: 60%
Wind: 29 S mph
Pressure: 1022
Rain Saturday 9:00PM — 59 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 50 and 59 .
Wind: 7 SW mph; Humidity: 88%;  Rain: 2.875 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Sunday 6:00AM — 50 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 48 and 50 .
Wind: 17 W mph; Humidity: 67%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00AM — 67 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 67 and 67 .
Wind: 8 WNW mph; Humidity: 34%; 
Clear Sunday 12:00PM — 73 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 73 and 73 .
Wind: 13 ENE mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clouds Sunday 3:00PM — 72 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 72 and 72 .
Wind: 5 E mph; Humidity: 32%; 
Rain Sunday 6:00PM — 60 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 60 and 60 .
Wind: 16 NW mph; Humidity: 67%;  Rain: 2.063 for next 3 hours.
Rain Sunday 9:00PM — 50 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 14 ESE mph; Humidity: 96%;  Rain: 2.375 for next 3 hours.
Clear Monday 6:00AM — 47 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 11 W mph; Humidity: 88%; 
Clear Monday 9:00AM — 61 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 61 and 61 .
Wind: 5 S mph; Humidity: 64%; 
Rain Monday 12:00PM — 66 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 66 and 66 .
Wind: 21 E mph; Humidity: 53%;  Rain: 0.626 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 3:00PM — 68 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 68 and 68 .
Wind: 14 E mph; Humidity: 44%;  Rain: 2.562 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 6:00PM — 54 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 54 and 54 .
Wind: 6 NE mph; Humidity: 92%;  Rain: 7.626 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 9:00PM — 49 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 11 WSW mph; Humidity: 92%;  Rain: 1.625 for next 3 hours.
Clear Tuesday 6:00AM — 48 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 48 and 48 .
Wind: 17 W mph; Humidity: 72%;