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Yacht Club  - Thursday, Oct 3, 2019

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Thursday, Oct 3, 2019

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: Fly fishing is so much easier than I thought! This place is amazing!

Fishing Highlights:

This was Maleeha and Mehdi's first time fly fishing and boy did they choose the right time of year to do it. It's definitely fall in the mountains, the mornings are crisp and the leaves are changing. After a short hike into the canyon we dropped off our lunches and jackets and headed for the sunshine. Since this was Maleeha and Mehdi's first time fly fishing we went over everything for a while before we got on the water. These guys are very good listeners and quick learners, and caught on in no time. We caught a lot of nice fish today but the story is about the one that got away. Maleeha, about an hour before we were leaving, hooked into a really nice rainbow trout that put up a good fight for at least 2 to 3 minutes before coming off the hook. I know these two are already shopping for rods and ready to get on the water again. I'm looking forward to fishing with them again soon!

The weather is getting cooler and the fish are beginning to stack up in the pools and riffles. The blue winged olive hatch has been occurring during the mid-morning on cool and cloudy days. A dry dropper rig is your best bet right now. We are still seeing lots of good dry fly fishing, primarily with blue winged olive mayflies and the occasional hatch of Mahogany Duns. The sight fishing has been phenomenal. Nymph fishing with an egg and mayfly or egg and midge combination has been the ticket. Make sure you are fishing emerging insects during the hatch. Allow your flies to swing upwards towards the surface for a much more realistic imitation and presentation. Use longer leaders to avoid spooking wary trout.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

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Joe Hubbard

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 68
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 2
Number Hookups: 26 Number Landed: 17

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 14 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Dark Blue Olive

Size: 18

Time: AM

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: October Caddis

Color: Brown

Size: 16

Time: All Day

Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Yellow Sally

Color: Yellowish Olive

Size: 14

Time: PM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Amy's Ant
Color: Blackish Purple
Size: 14
Time: PM
Amy's Ant Amy's Ant
Fly: Tungsten Zebra Midge
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Tungsten Zebra Midge Tungsten Zebra Midge
Fly: Sparkle Wing Rs2
Color: Gray
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Sparkle Wing Rs2 Sparkle Wing Rs2

Yacht Club Thursday, Oct 03, 2019 Fishing Trip Photos

Maleeha and Mehdi trying out fly fishing for the first time in the fall!
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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 Yacht Club

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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