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Boulder River Ranch  - Saturday, Aug 17, 2019

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Saturday, Aug 17, 2019

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: South Boulder Creek is so fun to fish!
"It is a great way to spend the day with the family".

Fishing Highlights:

We had a great day out on South Boulder Creek with the Macdonald family. Connor and Lana were great kids and are very good at flyfishing already at a young age. We started our morning fishing a plunge pool where Connor was hooked up in a matter of no time with a huge rainbow that ran all over the river before breaking off. We worked our way up river for the rest of the morning before taking lunch at the club house. After Lunch, Connor and I fished the lake for a little bit and got into a couple nice fish. We then got Lana from the club house and went back out on the river. The afternoon bite was on and both kids were hooking up with fish on the regular. We all had such a good time out fishing today and I hope to get out with the Macdonalds again soon! It was great day on the river with Kristin and Andy. The weather was perfect for throwing flies. The colder water temps in the morning have slowed down the fishing a little bit. By 11 o'clock the trout had really turned on and Kristin was really putting her learned knowledge to work. The afternoon was great as Kristin landed several nice trout below the bridge. We watched from the far side of the river as the kids fought and landed a couple of decent trout. The funniest part of the day was at the very end when Andy was walking out with his flies in the water and hooked one last trout of the day.


  The fishing is good.  Partly Cloudy skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

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Mark Ahmadi
Randy Pruitt - Guide Photo
Randy Pruitt

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 138
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 4
Number Hookups: 57 Number Landed: 29

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 11 oz
Length: 18 inches
Girth: 14 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Red Quill

Color: Reddish Brown

Size: 18

Time: PM

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Trico

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies

Fly: Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Color: Gray
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Blue Winged Olive Emerger Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Fly: Soft Hackle
Color: Olivish Yellow
Size: 18
Time: PM
Soft Hackle Soft Hackle
Fly: Callibaetis Nymph
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Callibaetis Nymph Callibaetis Nymph

Boulder River Ranch Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 Fishing Trip Photos

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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late September

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: 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: 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
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: 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
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
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 & 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: 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 Boulder River Ranch

Current: 86 F Clear Sky Wind: 11 SSE mph

Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  86 F
Temp Max:  91 F
Temp Min:  73 F
Humidity: 9%
Wind: 11 SSE mph
Pressure: 1015
Clouds Monday 6:00PM — 75 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 59 and 75 .
Wind: 8 SSW mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00PM — 64 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 51 and 64 .
Wind: 19 W mph; Humidity: 60%; 
Clouds Tuesday 6:00AM — 49 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 20 W mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clouds Tuesday 9:00AM — 56 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 56 and 56 .
Wind: 21 WSW mph; Humidity: 46%; 
Clouds Tuesday 12:00PM — 65 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 65 and 65 .
Wind: 31 WSW mph; Humidity: 29%; 
Clouds Tuesday 3:00PM — 63 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 63 and 63 .
Wind: 46 WSW mph; Humidity: 33%; 
Clouds Tuesday 6:00PM — 55 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 55 and 55 .
Wind: 35 SW mph; Humidity: 51%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00PM — 45 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 17 SW mph; Humidity: 73%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 43 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 12 W mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clear Wednesday 9:00AM — 55 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 55 and 55 .
Wind: 7 SSW mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clear Wednesday 12:00PM — 64 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 12 SW mph; Humidity: 30%; 
Clouds Wednesday 3:00PM — 64 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 7 SSE mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00PM — 62 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 62 and 62 .
Wind: 9 S mph; Humidity: 35%; 
Clouds Wednesday 9:00PM — 50 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 21 W mph; Humidity: 48%; 

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