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Boulder River Ranch  - Friday, May 11, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: That was the best the day ever up here!

Fishing Highlights:

The runoff seems to have begun. Flows were running around 500 today. That does sound extremely high, but there are still some soft seems around the edges. We even fished some dry dropper rigs in them With great success. Rich found the first soft spot today hooking and landing quite a few nice fish. A twenty two inch rainbow took the dropper all. Matt found another soft spot and took many nice fish as well. We just kept moving and finding the slow seems all day. Some of those spots did require a weighted nymph rig. The hits are still a little subtle so set the hook on every bump. Don't be afraid to go with a little heavier tippet in these conditions. You will appreciate it when the fish swim for the current. It is always fun to be on the water with Matt and Rich. Thanks for another fun day. Matt I will see you again tomorrow!

The fishing is great.  Partly Cloudy skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Stained.

Fishing Report By:

Stacy Ferguson - Guide Photo
Stacy Ferguson

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 506
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 2
Number Hookups: 80 Number Landed: 70

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 5 lbs 0 oz
Length: 22 inches
Girth: 13 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

None

Recommended Flies

Fly: Egg
Color: Golden Nugget
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Egg Egg
Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Pink
Size: 16
Time: All Day
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Girdle Bug
Color: Dark Brownish Black
Size: 14
Time: All Day
Girdle Bug Girdle Bug

Boulder River Ranch Friday, May 11, 2018 Fishing Trip Photos

Matt and Rich spent a great spring day fishing at Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club.
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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 Boulder River Ranch

Current: 60.1 F (15.6 C) Overcast Wind: From the WNW at 1.3 MPH Gusting to 2.2 MPH

Current Conditions

cloudy
Currently: Overcast
Temperature: 60.1 F (15.6 C)
Feels Like: 60.1 F (15.6 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 37%
Wind: From the WNW at 1.3 MPH Gusting to 2.2 MPH
Pressure: 30.39
UV: 3.0
cloudy Wednesday: Generally cloudy. High 58F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.
nt_clear Wednesday Night: A clear sky. Low 34F. Winds light and variable.
clear Thursday: Sunshine. High near 60F. Winds light and variable.
nt_clear Thursday Night: Mostly clear skies. Low 43F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
clear Friday: Sunny skies. High around 65F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_clear Friday Night: Clear skies. Low 36F. Winds light and variable.
clear Saturday: A mainly sunny sky. High 62F. Winds light and variable.
nt_clear Saturday Night: Clear. Low 38F. Winds light and variable.

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