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Boulder River Ranch  - Sunday, Apr 29, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Sunday, Apr 29, 2018

Sunday, Apr 29, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: This is definitely the best day of fishing I've ever had!

Fishing Highlights:

We saw fish taken on small dries, big streamers, and technical nymph rigs....all awesome highlights

Good hatches of Midges and Blue Winged Olives are prevalent.  For best results start nymphing with small imitations using hook sizes 18-22.  Switch to dries and emergers when you see fish suspended just below the surface or actively rising. Concentrate your efforts on the biggest and deepest holes in the river.  Midges and Mayflies are the name of the game. Try nymphing with proven patterns like the Zebra Midge, Barr’s Emerger, Pheasant Tail, Hare’s Ear, and Pandemic Mayfly! Watch out for spawning beds! These areas can be easily identified by shallow light colored depressions usually found on or near long riffles. To better your odds of hooking trout try nymph fishing with a three fly rig. Try using a large Thin-a-ma-bobber in a bright color. The large size will keep your flies suspended and the bright color such as orange or red should be easy to see in the raging river!  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Slightly Off.

Fishing Report By:

T.K. Connor - Guide Photo
T.K. Connor

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 48-51
Sky: Clear Flow: 100
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 3
Number Hookups: 98 Number Landed: 47

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 5 lbs 0 oz
Length: 22 inches
Girth: 14 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Dark Blue Olive

Size: 20

Time: PM

Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Micro Black

Color: Charcoal

Size: 16

Time: AM

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Green Sedge

Color: Greenish Brown

Size: 16

Time: AM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Flashback Hare's Ear
Color: Tan
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Flashback Hare's Ear Flashback Hare's Ear
Fly: Biot Mayfly
Color: Greenish Brown
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Biot Mayfly Biot Mayfly
Fly: Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Pheasant Tail Pheasant Tail

Boulder River Ranch Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 Fishing Trip Photos

Fly fishing on the gold medal famed south boulder creek was 100% epic today with dozens of big fish in the net.
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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Caddisflies

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: 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: Western Black Quill
Color: Purplish Black to Grayish Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Jun 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-12
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: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Winter Black
Color: Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds
Size: 18-22
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: 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: 49.5 F (9.7 C) Clear Wind: Calm

Current Conditions

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Currently: Clear
Temperature: 49.5 F (9.7 C)
Feels Like: 50 F (10 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 88%
Wind: Calm
Pressure: 30.14
UV: 1
clear Thursday: Sunny to partly cloudy. High near 80F. Winds light and variable.
nt_clear Thursday Night: A clear sky. Low 54F. Winds light and variable.
clear Friday: A mainly sunny sky. High 84F. Winds light and variable.
nt_clear Friday Night: Clear skies. Low 56F. Winds light and variable.
partlycloudy Saturday: Sunny early then becoming mostly cloudy later in the day. High 87F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Saturday Night: Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. Low 56F. Winds light and variable.
clear Sunday: Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 84F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.
nt_clear Sunday Night: Mainly clear. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 54F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

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