Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Very Crowded
Very Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 48-51
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 176
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Spring on the Yampa

Current Conditions at Yampa:

The Yampa is giving up some good days on the water both below stagecoach and through town. Nymph-rigs are the way to go. Depth is crucial but be sure to be mindful of tippet and fly sizes. Two-bits, princes, and Hare's ears are a good place to start. Trail a more selective fly off the back like an RS2 or BWO emerger. Get out and enjoy the Yampa before runoff officially hits.

The fishing is good.  Partly Cloudy skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 4 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 5 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Yampa

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Micro Black Midge

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Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

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Recommended Flies for Yampa

Fly: Flashback Hare's Ear
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Flashback Hare's Ear Flashback Hare's Ear
Fly: Wd 40
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Wd 40 Wd 40
Fly: Juju Baetis
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Juju Baetis Juju Baetis

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early 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

Clouds
Currently: Overcast Clouds
Temperature:  22 F
Temp Max:  27 F
Temp Min:  15 F
Humidity: 58%
Wind: 47 WSW mph
Pressure: 1017
Snow Monday 5:00PM — 18 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 17 and 18 .
Wind: 28 WNW mph; Humidity: 81%;  Snow: 0.56 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 10 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 9 and 10 .
Wind: 10 SW mph; Humidity: 91%; 
Snow Monday 11:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 9 and 9 .
Wind: 6 WSW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.56 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 2:00AM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 8 and 9 .
Wind: 6 NNW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.63 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00AM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 6 and 6 .
Wind: 8 W mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.5 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM —
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 4 and 4 .
Wind: 8 NNW mph; Humidity: 93%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 12 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 13 W mph; Humidity: 77%; 
Snow Tuesday 2:00PM — 16 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 18 W mph; Humidity: 79%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00PM — 14 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 14 and 14 .
Wind: 13 SW mph; Humidity: 86%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM —
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 2 and 2 .
Wind: 2 SW mph; Humidity: 94%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — -1 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between -1 and -1 .
Wind: 5 E mph; Humidity: 94%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM — -3 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -3 and -3 .
Wind: 7 E mph; Humidity: 90%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00AM — -3 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -3 and -3 .
Wind: 7 E mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 4 and 4 .
Wind: 8 ESE mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM — 19 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 19 and 19 .
Wind: 1 ENE mph; Humidity: 58%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00PM — 23 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 8 WNW mph; Humidity: 60%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 20 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 3 WNW mph; Humidity: 77%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00PM — 15 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 4 ESE mph; Humidity: 90%; 
Snow Wednesday 11:00PM — 14 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 14 and 14 .
Wind: 5 ENE mph; Humidity: 94%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Thursday 2:00AM — 14 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 14 and 14 .
Wind: 3 ENE mph; Humidity: 94%;