Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT

Fishing Trip Date:

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012

Quote(s) of the Day: "We had a great day fly fishing in Colorado, the big fish were eating and we are pleased to have another great fly fishing report!"

Fishing Highlights:

The big fish were on the feed. We landed numerous rainbow trout in the 5-10 pound class. This is as good as fly fishing gets in Colorado and close to Denver and Boulder!

The fishing is fantastic.  Clear skies and 48-51 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: 48-51 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 53
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 3
Number Hookups: 94 Number Landed: 81

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male
Weight: 11 lbs 4 oz
Length: 26 inches
Girth: 6 inches

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Midge Black Midge Larva Illustration Black Midge Emerger Illustration Black Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Black Midge
Color: Blackish
Size: 22
Time: All Day

Recommended Flies

Fly: Pheasant Tail Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Fly: San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Color: Reddish
Size: 16
Time: All Day

Boulder River Ranch Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 Fishing Trip Photos

Rainbow trout picture.
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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late April

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
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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 Boulder River Ranch



Historic water charts are temporarily unavailable


Weather for Boulder River Ranch

Current: 43 °F    Sunny    Wind: 4 MPH SSW
Current Condtions

Sunny
Temperature: 43 °F
Humidity: 56%
Wind: 4 mph SSW
Pressure: 14.74 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Friday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 82 °F
Low: 53 °F
Wind: 12 mph S
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecastPatchy light drizzle
High: 68 °F
Low: 48 °F
Wind: 11 mph SE
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 69 °F
Low: 44 °F
Wind: 8 mph N

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