A week of great fishing and very pleasant weather. Have a look at some of the photos from this week. So great fish up near the Dam. It was a little cold earlier but by the weekend it had warmed nicely so that the temperatures were quite warm in the sun during the day. There were some nice midge hatches in the warmth which brought the fish to the surface. When not feeding on top the fish took emergers and larva fished down.
The forecast is for a change in the weather over the next week. There is only one predicted day of clear skies. The rest of the week may bring a few showers and snow at higher elevations. With the prediction of temperatures during the day in the mid 40's it will need lower overnight temperatures to bring snow. But the cloud cover will keep the temperatures a little warmer.
As the sun get a little higher during the day, the period of sun on the water is lengthening extending the days fishing in the wider sections of the river. It will be only a matter of a week or two before the sun clears the peaks in the narrower sections of the river and then we will talking about late winter and early spring fishing.
So if you are coming up over the next week, a day out on the river might be a great idea if the snow cover remains packed and skinny and hard on the legs.
Current Flow: below the Dam 91cfs. (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)
Some more excellent fishing during the week as the photos in the photo section can attest. With the days lengthening, more of the river is opening up to the direct sunlight bringing off nice midge hatches during the day. The conditions are going to be a little damp this coming week with a prediction of generally snow or rain, depending on the temperatures. But it should afford some nice fishing out on the river provided one dresses for the occasion.
Recommended Flies:There is good fishing now on midges and BWO's.
The midges will come off during the day, particularly if it is sunny. So try WD-40's #20, red and black chironocones #20, brassies #18 - #22, midge larva patterns #18 - #22, copper johns #18 - #22, black polywings #18 - #22 and garcia's rojo midges # 18 - #22.
Current Flow: near Emma - iced-up (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).
The fishing has been very good of late with the fish on a typical winter dries, of eggs, worms, midge larvae, small baetis and stonefly nymphs. It is all nymphing and with the river in such great condition and minimal snow it is very accessable.
Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing using eggs, worms, midge larvae and emergers, stonefly and baetis nymphs.
The water conditions on the Colorado are excellent at the moment with excellent clarity and BWO hatches coming off on the relatively warmer days. Cameron has commented on the number of locals who have taken the opportunity to get out onto the Colorado wade fishing over the past warm days. The low water has made wading access excellent.
Recommended Flies: Stonefly nymphs, rubberleg patterns, with midges, eggs, worms and small baetis patterns behind the lead fly.