Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT

Fishing Trip Date:

Friday, Apr 6, 2012

Quote(s) of the Day: "Deadwood is fishing great. The fish look big and healthy after a long winter. Now is the time to get in some great fishing on the pocket water sections of South Boulder Creek."

Fishing Highlights:

The dry fly fishing is really good right now. In general the fish are looking up and sporadic hatches of blue winged olives are keeping the fish coming to the surface.

The fishing is fantastic.  Partly Cloudy skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

Tyler Bowman - Guide Photo
Tyler
Bowman

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 56
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 2 hours Number of Anglers: 1
Number Hookups: 22 Number Landed: 19

Best Fish

Species: Brown Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male
Weight: 4 lbs 4 oz
Length: 20 inches
Girth: 9 inches

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Mayfly Blue Winged Olive Emerger Illustration Blue Winged Olive Nymph Illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult Illustration
Insect: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Olive
Size: 20
Time: AM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Extended Body BWO spacer
Color: Olive
Size: 20
Time: AM
Fly: Bead Head Pheasant Tail spacer
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 20
Time: AM

Deadwood Placer Friday, Apr 06, 2012 Fishing Trip Photos

Guided Colorado Fly Fishing Trips close to Denver.
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Deadwood Placer Fishing  (image 5)

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late April

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
© The Flyfisher Group

Caddisflies

American Grannom Bright Green to Greenish Brown Mar 1 -
May 15
Early Morning & Afternoon 10-14 NA
American Grannom Larva illustration American Grannom Emerger illustration American Grannom Adult illustration
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Dark Brown to Yellow Mar 1 -
Aug 30
Sporadic 14-16 NA
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Larva illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Emerger illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Adult illustration

Mayflies

Blue Winged Olive Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive Mar 1 -
Nov 15
Clouds & warmest part of day 16-18 Evening
Blue Winged Olive Nymph illustration Blue Winged Olive Emerger illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult illustration
Western Black Quill Purplish Black to Grayish Brown Apr 1 -
Jun 30
Mid Morning 14-12 Evening
Western Black Quill Nymph illustration Western Black Quill Emerger illustration Western Black Quill Adult illustration

Midges

Black Midge Blackish to Black Apr 1 -
Nov 15
All Day 18-20 2-3 Hours
Black Midge Larva illustration Black Midge Emerger illustration Black Midge Adult illustration
Chocolate Brown Midge Brown to Chocolate Feb 15 -
Dec 15
All Day 20-22 2-3 Hours
Chocolate Brown Midge Larva illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Emerger illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Adult illustration
Micro Black Midge Blackish to Black Mar 1 -
Nov 15
Morning 22-26 2-3 Hours
Micro Black Midge Larva illustration Micro Black Midge Emerger illustration Micro Black Midge Adult illustration
Snow Midge Gray to Charcoal Jan 1 -
Dec 31
Warmest part of day 24-28 2-3 Hours
Snow Midge Larva illustration Snow Midge Emerger illustration Snow Midge Adult illustration

Stoneflies

Micro Black Dark Brown to Black Jan 1 -
May 15
38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day 18-22 NA
Micro Black Nymph illustration Micro Black Adult illustration
Skwala Stone Dark Brown to Yellow Olive Mar 1 -
May 15
38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage. 6-12
Skwala Stone Nymph illustration Skwala Stone Adult illustration
Winter Black Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown Apr 1 -
Aug 15
Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds 18-22 NA
Winter Black Nymph illustration Winter Black Adult illustration

Water Flow Graph for Deadwood Placer



Historic water charts are temporarily unavailable


Weather for Deadwood Placer

Current: 57 °F    Clear     Wind: 8 MPH SSW
Current Condtions

Clear
Temperature: 57 °F
Humidity: 44%
Wind: 8 mph SSW
Pressure: 14.56 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastPartly Cloudy
High: 46 °F
Low: 23 °F
Wind: 15 mph WSW
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 49 °F
Low: 33 °F
Wind: 13 mph W
Friday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 53 °F
Low: 37 °F
Wind: 10 mph S

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