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Freese Placer  - Saturday, Aug 3, 2019

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Saturday, Aug 3, 2019

Saturday, Aug 3, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: "The little one hit the dry the same time the big one took the nymph"!

Fishing Highlights:

Bonnie and I fished the upper section of freeze placer for the first time this year. It did not disappoint. It took all of five minute before she was hooked up on a dry dropper rig. The fish loved the swing today. We had lots of fish come up for the dry as well. We would catch a couple and move a couple of feet all the way up and down the canyon. We were on our way back down when we spotted a fish behind a rock. We climbed down on the rocks, made one cast and a twenty one inch rainbow was in the bottom of the net. You forget how beautiful it is up there. It was a great time to get back up there and fish that water. Always a great time with bonnie. Thanks for a great day today!

The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

Stacy Ferguson - Guide Photo
Stacy Ferguson

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 48-51
Sky: Clear Flow: 150
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 1
Number Hookups: 33 Number Landed: 23

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 21 inches
Girth: 12 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD)

Color: Yellowish Olive

Size: 18

Time: PM

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Gray Drake

Color: Blue Gray

Size: 16

Time: PM

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Plain Brown Sedge

Color: Dark Brownish Red

Size: 16

Time: PM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Amy's Ant
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 14
Time: All Day
Amy's Ant Amy's Ant
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Charcoal Gray
Size: 18
Time: PM
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Green Drake Nymph
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 16
Time: PM
Green Drake Nymph Green Drake Nymph

Freese Placer Saturday, Aug 03, 2019 Fishing Trip Photos

Bonnie spent a great day fishing in the upper section today at Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club.
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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late October

Caddisflies

Insects: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group

Mayflies

Insects: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late 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: Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Apr 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
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: Micro Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
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

Stoneflies

Insects: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
Spinner Fall: NA
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: Black Ant
Color: Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-24
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
Insects: Grasshopper
Color: Green to Brownish Tan
Dates: May 15 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 2-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group


Weather for Freese Placer

Current: 56 F Scattered Clouds Wind: 8 NNE mph

Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Scattered Clouds
Temperature:  56 F
Temp Max:  64 F
Temp Min:  37 F
Humidity: 35%
Wind: 8 NNE mph
Pressure: 1015
Clouds Tuesday 9:00PM — 51 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 51 .
Wind: 56 W mph; Humidity: 71%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 34 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 29 and 34 .
Wind: 56 W mph; Humidity: 66%; 
Clouds Wednesday 9:00AM — 30 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 64 W mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clouds Wednesday 12:00PM — 37 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 54 W mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Wednesday 3:00PM — 35 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 48 WNW mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00PM — 26 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 18 W mph; Humidity: 73%; 
Snow Wednesday 9:00PM — 20 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 15 SE mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 4 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 6:00AM — 10 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 5 WSW mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.5 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Thursday 9:00AM — 17 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 17 and 17 .
Wind: 8 WSW mph; Humidity: 77%; 
Clouds Thursday 12:00PM — 27 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 1 ESE mph; Humidity: 71%; 
Clouds Thursday 3:00PM — 27 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 20 WNW mph; Humidity: 66%; 
Clouds Thursday 6:00PM — 18 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clear Thursday 9:00PM — 15 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 27 W mph; Humidity: 77%; 
Clear Friday 6:00AM — 18 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 34 W mph; Humidity: 71%; 

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