Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 56-59
Sky: Clear Flow: 75
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Conditions on the Yampa are ideal

Current Conditions at Yampa:

The Yampa is fishing well both below stagecoach and through town. The Chuck Lewis area down has been re-opened. Below the dam be sure to be fishing small tippets and flies, as fish are being found in shallow riffles more often. There have been some fish taken on the surface with midge and BWO patterns. This stretch sees a decent amount of pressure, so all the little things matter here. A good nymph rig fished at the right depth is the way to go. Two-bits, princes, and Hare's ears are good place to start. Trail a more selective fly off the back like an RS2 or BWO emerger. The streamer bite has been starting to turn on!

This is one of the best times of year to be on the water! The leaves are changing and the weather has been cooling off.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 56-59 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz
Length: 18 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Yampa

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Trico

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Yampa

Fly: Two Bit Hooker
Color: Olive
Size: 20
Time: 
Two Bit Hooker Two Bit Hooker
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late September

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: 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: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late 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 

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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
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: 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

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  63 F
Temp Max:  68 F
Temp Min:  57 F
Humidity: 26%
Wind: 21 WSW mph
Pressure: 1022
Clear Sunday 6:00PM — 60 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 60 and 62 .
Wind: 27 WNW mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00PM — 42 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 42 and 43 .
Wind: 9 ESE mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00AM — 38 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 38 and 38 .
Wind: 9 E mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00AM — 52 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 52 and 52 .
Wind: 8 ESE mph; Humidity: 29%; 
Clouds Monday 12:00PM — 67 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 67 and 67 .
Wind: 16 WNW mph; Humidity: 16%; 
Clouds Monday 3:00PM — 73 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 73 and 73 .
Wind: 27 W mph; Humidity: 11%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00PM — 68 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 68 and 68 .
Wind: 22 WNW mph; Humidity: 15%; 
Clear Monday 9:00PM — 46 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 4 E mph; Humidity: 33%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00AM — 37 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 7 E mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00AM — 51 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 51 and 51 .
Wind: 2 NE mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Clear Tuesday 12:00PM — 65 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 65 and 65 .
Wind: 21 W mph; Humidity: 21%; 
Clear Tuesday 3:00PM — 70 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 70 and 70 .
Wind: 34 WNW mph; Humidity: 16%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00PM — 66 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 66 and 66 .
Wind: 26 WNW mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00PM — 47 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 5 SE mph; Humidity: 43%;