Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 35
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Winter is settling in

Current Conditions at Waterton:

Winter has pushed out fall and started to show up. Expect fish to be holding deep in the morning and to become more active as the water warms. 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.

The crowds have been managable - Winter has arrived  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 5 oz
Length: 13 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: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Waterton

Fly: Flashback Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Flashback Pheasant Tail Flashback Pheasant Tail
Fly: Wd 40
Color: Olive
Size: 20
Time: 
Wd 40 Wd 40
Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late November

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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
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 

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 

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 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: Grasshopper
Color: Green to Brownish Tan
Dates: May 15 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 2-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  42 F
Temp Max:  48 F
Temp Min:  33 F
Humidity: 45%
Wind: 1 SSW mph
Pressure: 1025
Clouds Thursday 8:00PM — 39 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 37 and 39 .
Wind: 10 SW mph; Humidity: 62%; 
Clouds Thursday 11:00PM — 38 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 38 .
Wind: 12 SW mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clouds Friday 2:00AM — 39 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 38 and 39 .
Wind: 15 SSW mph; Humidity: 40%; 
Clouds Friday 5:00AM — 40 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 40 and 40 .
Wind: 15 SW mph; Humidity: 36%; 
Clouds Friday 8:00AM — 45 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 17 SW mph; Humidity: 33%; 
Clouds Friday 11:00AM — 61 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 61 and 61 .
Wind: 10 SSW mph; Humidity: 21%; 
Clouds Friday 2:00PM — 63 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 63 and 63 .
Wind: 5 SW mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clouds Friday 5:00PM — 47 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 4 WSW mph; Humidity: 36%; 
Clouds Friday 8:00PM — 45 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 16 SW mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Friday 11:00PM — 43 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 16 SW mph; Humidity: 41%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00AM — 41 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 18 SW mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clouds Saturday 5:00AM — 41 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 18 SSW mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clouds Saturday 8:00AM — 44 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 44 and 44 .
Wind: 17 SW mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Saturday 11:00AM — 58 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 58 and 58 .
Wind: 4 NW mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clouds Saturday 2:00PM — 58 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 58 and 58 .
Wind: 17 NE mph; Humidity: 24%; 
Clouds Saturday 5:00PM — 45 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 27 ENE mph; Humidity: 59%; 
Rain Saturday 8:00PM — 36 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 12 SSW mph; Humidity: 92%;  Rain: 2.25 for next 3 hours.
Rain Saturday 11:00PM — 34 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 11 SSW mph; Humidity: 91%;  Rain: 0.13 for next 3 hours.
Clear Sunday 2:00AM — 33 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 8 SSW mph; Humidity: 85%; 
Clear Sunday 5:00AM — 32 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 13 SW mph; Humidity: 67%;