Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not 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: Winter is here to stay

Current Conditions at Waterton:

Where there is open, deep water there are fish to find. There is some ice beginning to build so target the warmest part of the day. A good nymph-fished at the right depth should do the trick. Survey soft water, current breaks, and shelves. Flies like Princes, 20-inchers, and Hare's ears all are good choices for beneath. Tow a more selective pattern off the back like an RS2 or JuJu baetis. Don't be afraid to strip a streamer! Small streamers in olive and black have been finding some good fish.

Winter fishing conditions are in effect  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 36-39 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 4 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Waterton

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 20

Time:

Recommended Flies for Waterton

Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Fly: Brassie
Color: Rusty Red
Size: 20
Time: 
Brassie Brassie

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January

Midges

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 


Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  39 F
Temp Max:  44 F
Temp Min:  32 F
Humidity: 31%
Wind: 6 WNW mph
Pressure: 1027
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 39 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 39 .
Wind: 9 SW mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — 37 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 37 .
Wind: 11 SW mph; Humidity: 40%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM — 38 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 38 .
Wind: 12 SSW mph; Humidity: 40%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM — 36 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 34 and 36 .
Wind: 5 WSW mph; Humidity: 46%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM — 37 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 12 S mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 45 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 7 W mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00PM — 46 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 6 NNW mph; Humidity: 34%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 36 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 4 NNE mph; Humidity: 50%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — 32 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 1 W mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — 33 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 11 SW mph; Humidity: 72%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM — 32 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 13 SW mph; Humidity: 65%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00AM — 32 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 11 SW mph; Humidity: 59%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00AM — 35 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 12 SW mph; Humidity: 52%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00AM — 42 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 11 WSW mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00PM — 46 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 29 NNW mph; Humidity: 27%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 36 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 9 NE mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00PM — 33 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 16 SE mph; Humidity: 53%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00PM — 29 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 6 WSW mph; Humidity: 65%; 
Clear Thursday 2:00AM — 27 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 6 NW mph; Humidity: 45%; 
Clear Thursday 5:00AM — 26 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 1 WNW mph; Humidity: 45%;