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Espy Ranch  - Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019

Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT

Fishing Trip Date: Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: The flows are dropping, it is time to head up river.

Fishing Highlights:

Flows have settled into the sweet spot for dry fly fishing. A lot of fish are out in the flats and pockets looking up. Dry dropper is a very effective method, but a single dry will give you the best possible drift.

Summer is here and the fishing is great in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. We are seeing the best and most prolific insect hatches of the year. Lots of fish are feeding on the surface.  The fishing is fantastic.  Partly Cloudy skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 56-59 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

Cody Deguelle - Guide Photo
Cody Deguelle

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 56-59
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 135
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 7 hours Number of Anglers: 1
Number Hookups: 22 Number Landed: 17

Best Fish

Species: Brook
Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Length: 12 inches
Girth: 0 inches
Brook Trout Female Brook Trout Female
Brook Trout Male Brook Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Tan Short Horn Sedge

Color: Brownish Tan

Size: 16

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies

Fly: Elk Hair Caddis
Color: Brownish Tan
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Elk Hair Caddis Elk Hair Caddis

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late August

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Little Plain Brown Sedge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Little Sister Sedge
Color: Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Afternoon & Evening
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Little Tan Short Horn Sedge
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow
Dates: Mar 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Micro Caddis
Color: Yellow, Orange or Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Oct 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Spotted Sedge
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: May 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
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: Callibaetis Speckled Dun
Color: Tannish Olive to Olive Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Cloudy, Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Late Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Olivish Yellow to Yellowish Pink
Dates: Jun 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Mid Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 16-22
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Ginger Quill
Color: Pale Cream to Whitish
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 14-16
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: 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
Insects: Pink Pale Morning Dun
Color: Pink to Orangish to Rusty Red
Dates: Aug 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Daytime
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Early Morning
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Trico
Color: Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Early Afternoon
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: Micro Yellow
Color: Greenish Yellow to Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: 46-54° Water Temps Morning
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
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
Insects: Yellow Sally
Color: Pale Yellow to Pinkish Yellow
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 2-8
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 & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
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: Dog Day Cicadas
Color: Black & Orange
Dates: Jul 1 – Aug 31
Emergence: Varied
Size:
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Flying Black Ant
Color: Black
Dates: Aug 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Mid Afternoon
Size: 14-18
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
Insects: Red Ant
Color: Red to Orangish
Dates: May 1 – Oct 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group


Weather for Espy Ranch

Current: 80 F Clear Sky Wind: 4 SSE mph

Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  80 F
Temp Max:  88 F
Temp Min:  67 F
Humidity: 26%
Wind: 4 SSE mph
Pressure: 1014
Clouds Thursday 9:00PM — 69 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 52 and 69 .
Wind: 9 SE mph; Humidity: 66%; 
Clouds Friday 6:00AM — 51 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 47 and 51 .
Wind: 7 S mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Clouds Friday 9:00AM — 58 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 58 and 58 .
Wind: 3 NW mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Friday 12:00PM — 70 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 70 and 70 .
Wind: 30 WSW mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clouds Friday 3:00PM — 70 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 70 and 70 .
Wind: 23 SSW mph; Humidity: 24%; 
Clouds Friday 6:00PM — 68 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 68 and 68 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clouds Friday 9:00PM — 53 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 53 and 53 .
Wind: 14 SSE mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Saturday 6:00AM — 42 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 6 SSE mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clear Saturday 9:00AM — 57 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 57 and 57 .
Wind: 8 WNW mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Clouds Saturday 12:00PM — 67 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 67 and 67 .
Wind: 26 W mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clouds Saturday 3:00PM — 73 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 73 and 73 .
Wind: 36 NW mph; Humidity: 17%; 
Clouds Saturday 6:00PM — 69 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 69 and 69 .
Wind: 29 NW mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clouds Saturday 9:00PM — 52 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 52 and 52 .
Wind: 10 SSW mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Clear Sunday 6:00AM — 43 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 8 S mph; Humidity: 56%; 

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