Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 44-47 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 80
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The Yampa is giving up some good days on the water

Current Conditions at Yampa:

The Yampa continues to fish well through the first sights of winter. With night temperatures dropping, expect fish to be slow in the mornings. 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 good place to start. Trail a more selective fly off the back like an RS2 or BWO emerger. Please do not fish to trout on Redds or showing clear spawning behavior.

This is one of the best times of year to be on the water! It is getting closer to winter and the fish are turning on to the midges again. Try fishing a Money Midge (size 18-22) for best results. The days are getting shorter and the weather is drastically cooling down.  Winter is around the corner and soon you can have the Frying Pan and the Taylor all to yourself!  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 44-47 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 20 inches
Girth: 9 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Yampa

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Yampa

Fly: Brassie
Color: Brown
Size: 22
Time: 
Brassie Brassie
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Prince Nymph
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Prince Nymph Prince Nymph

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late November

Mayflies

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: 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: 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: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Overcast Clouds
Temperature:  29 F
Temp Max:  31 F
Temp Min:  27 F
Humidity: 100%
Wind: 16 S mph
Pressure: 1014
Snow Thursday 8:00PM — 29 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 29 and 33 .
Wind: 9 WSW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 11:00PM — 28 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 28 and 30 .
Wind: 8 W mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 1.38 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 2:00AM — 26 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 26 and 28 .
Wind: 9 W mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 1.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 5:00AM — 25 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 25 and 26 .
Wind: 6 SW mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 1 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 8:00AM — 27 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 4 W mph; Humidity: 94%;  Snow: 0.88 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 11:00AM — 30 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 8 WSW mph; Humidity: 88%;  Snow: 0.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 2:00PM — 32 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 79%;  Snow: 0.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 5:00PM — 26 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 4 W mph; Humidity: 91%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Friday 8:00PM — 27 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 2 S mph; Humidity: 91%; 
Clouds Friday 11:00PM — 27 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 2 S mph; Humidity: 90%; 
Clouds Saturday 2:00AM — 27 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 5 S mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clouds Saturday 5:00AM — 25 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 6 SE mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clouds Saturday 8:00AM — 25 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 8 ESE mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Clouds Saturday 11:00AM — 33 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 3 ESE mph; Humidity: 62%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00PM — 36 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 1 NNE mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Clear Saturday 5:00PM — 29 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 6 E mph; Humidity: 68%; 
Clear Saturday 8:00PM — 26 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 7 E mph; Humidity: 76%; 
Clouds Saturday 11:00PM — 26 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 7 ESE mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clouds Sunday 2:00AM — 25 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 6 E mph; Humidity: 76%; 
Clouds Sunday 5:00AM — 24 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 6 ESE mph; Humidity: 72%;