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Boulder River Ranch  - Thursday, May 3, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: Different conditions ever day!

Fishing Highlights:

It was a snowy one today. Mark and Cam braved the snowy conditions and were rewarded with some good fishing. As soon as we got down to the river Mark and Cam were catching fish. It was almost every cast for a little while then it slowed down. Fish were eating eggs and worms early on but then we had to switch to smaller bugs to get eats. The water is stained but don't be afraid of throwing small nymphs size 16-20. We ended up calling it early but we had a great few hours on the water. Thanks again Mark and Cam for a great day on the water.

The Ice is off and the stream is beginning to become fishable! This is some of the best fly fishing in Colorado! The Ice is out! The bite is on at both rivers and lakes! Fly fishing is good but the water is cold! Be sure and bring a quality pair of waist high waders and studded boots! Eggs! Make sure to bring an assortment of egg patterns like Glo Bugs and Nuclear Eggs in an assortment of different colors and sizes.  The fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 32-35 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Stained.

Fishing Report By:

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Mike Sherer

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 32-35 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Overcast Flow: 123
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: Snow Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 3 hours Number of Anglers: 2
Number Hookups: 22 Number Landed: 16

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 7 oz
Length: 19 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Reported Insect Hatchs

None

Recommended Flies

Fly: Tungsten Zebra Midge
Color: Red
Size: 20
Time: AM
Tungsten Zebra Midge Tungsten Zebra Midge
Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Red
Size: 14
Time: AM
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Egg
Color: Fire Orange
Size: 14
Time: AM
Egg Egg

Boulder River Ranch Thursday, May 03, 2018 Fishing Trip Photos

Winter wonderland!
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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

clear
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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