Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Dec 2, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 40-43 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 70
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The Yampa is fishing well

Current Conditions at Yampa:

The Yampa is still giving up some good days on the water both below stagecoach and through town. 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.

The water is low and clear and the sight fishing is very good, make sure you have a quality pair of polarized glasses. The days are getting shorter and the weather is drastically cooling down.   The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 40-43 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 9 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Yampa

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)

Color: Dark Blue Olive

Size: 24

Time:

Recommended Flies for Yampa

Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Disco Midge
Color: Red
Size: 22
Time: 
Disco Midge Disco Midge
Fly: Wd 40
Color: Olive
Size: 20
Time: 
Wd 40 Wd 40

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early December

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 


Current Conditions

Rain
Currently: Light Rain
Temperature:  29 F
Temp Max:  34 F
Temp Min:  26 F
Humidity: 100%
Wind: 7 S mph
Pressure: 1018
Snow Thursday 8:00PM — 28 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 3 NNE mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 1.75 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 11:00PM — 27 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 26 and 27 .
Wind: 7 SW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 3.69 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 2:00AM — 28 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 8 SW mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 3.88 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 5:00AM — 27 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 27 W mph; Humidity: 92%;  Snow: 1.56 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 8:00AM — 22 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 14 W mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 11:00AM — 26 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 29 W mph; Humidity: 82%;  Snow: 0.81 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 2:00PM — 25 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 25 W mph; Humidity: 94%;  Snow: 2.06 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 5:00PM — 23 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 11 SW mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 1.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 8:00PM — 20 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 6 SSW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.63 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 11:00PM — 20 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 6 E mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.75 for next 3 hours.
Snow Saturday 2:00AM — 21 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 7 NE mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 2.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Saturday 5:00AM — 23 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 6 ENE mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 2.62 for next 3 hours.
Snow Saturday 8:00AM — 24 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 4 SE mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 1.5 for next 3 hours.
Snow Saturday 11:00AM — 28 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 11 NW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 2.5 for next 3 hours.
Snow Saturday 2:00PM — 30 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 9 WNW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 3.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Saturday 5:00PM — 27 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 2 N mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 1.81 for next 3 hours.
Snow Saturday 8:00PM — 26 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 10 SSW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 4.06 for next 3 hours.
Snow Saturday 11:00PM — 24 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 8 NNW mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 2.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Sunday 2:00AM — 20 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 4 WNW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 1.06 for next 3 hours.
Snow Sunday 5:00AM — 20 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 2 WNW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 1 for next 3 hours.