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Boulder River Ranch  - Saturday, May 12, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: I am going to have to come back and take on those big boys again. We need a rematch!

Fishing Highlights:

Here comes your water Denver! South Boulder Creek is on the rise, but the fishing is still there and as the fish grow custom to the rising water, the fishing will pick back up and be great again. Chris and Michelle came to Lincoln Hills to do battle with some big fish, and they got their money's worth in that regard. Chris hooked into his first slab that immediately took to the strong current and put in a huge run and broke us off clean. We quickly reloaded and stuck a few more trout before he hooked into another South Boulder Creek slab that gave us a run down the river and after sprinting the length of a football field to catch up we got him to the net. Michelle, stayed with her game and worked the soft eddies along the side of the river and produced a bunch of fish for the net. lots of weight and a good drift will catch you a good number of fish. Focus on the soft water and behind structure and you should see plenty of takes.

With the water running fast the fish are clinging to the bottom so be sure and bring lots of split shot and heavily weighted flies. Lots of stoneflies are on the move! Nymph fish the fast water with patterns like a Pat’s rubber legs (size 10-16) or1 a Canyon Stone (size 10-16). Look for fish holding anywhere there is structure especially eddies and log jams. Fly fishing is good but the water is cold! Be sure and bring a quality pair of waist high waders and studded boots! The water is high on most of our private properties, for a productive day try Boulder River Ranch holes and wide riffles that fish well with heavy nymph rigs and streamers. The water is now high enough that you can nymph fish the bigger holes effectively from the bank. A wading staff may be of use during this high water season. South Boulder Creek at Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club has been flowing high but deep nymphing rigs using San Juan Worms, Twenty Incher Stones, Girdle Bugs are still producing trophy fish. Remember the fish are holding deep, to fish effectively cover the water thoroughly.  The fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Stained.

Fishing Report By:

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Travis Jones

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Overcast Flow: 564
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 2
Number Hookups: 45 Number Landed: 22

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 5 oz
Length: 19 inches
Girth: 8 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: 18

Time: AM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Girdle Bug
Color: Blackish Brown
Size: 12
Time: All Day
Girdle Bug Girdle Bug
Fly: Egg
Color: Fire Orange
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Egg Egg
Fly: Buckskin Worm
Color: Whitish
Size: 14
Time: All Day
Buckskin Worm Buckskin Worm

Boulder River Ranch Saturday, May 12, 2018 Fishing Trip Photos

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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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