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Boulder River Ranch  - Thursday, May 31, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: There are nineteen to twenty trout in feeding in that same drift!

Fishing Highlights:

The flows were around 600 when we started today. They have been dropping as the day goes on. When we left they were down to 344. The fluctuation in the flow has made it a little more difficult but still fishing good. This was Dan's first time ever fly fishing. After a little instruction and some getting use to the process, he took to it very well. After a few fish managed to get off, he quickly redeemed himself with his first fish ever on a fly rod. He got comfortable with it and hooked many more fish in the morning.Matt started off with a dry dropper rig and soon was hooked up as well. Patrick hooked his first few fish on a nymph rig. The afternoon fished just as well. Dan was casting and making drifts like he had been doing this for a long time. The small seems are getting a little wider and the river actually had places were we could cross over to the other side. Get out the wading socks and dry flies it is getting close for full blown summer time. Thanks to everyone for a fun time

Be careful out there! Here comes the water, even most tail water streams outside of Denver are running dangerously high! Wading is difficult but the fishing is still good. A wading staff may be of use during this high water season. To better your odds of hooking trout try nymph fishing with a three fly rig. Here comes the water for Denver! Make sure you are snagging bottom every five casts or so, this will ensure that your flies are getting down deep to the fish. The water is beginning to come down and clear up. The river is looking superb another great summer of fishing is just around the corner.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Stained.

Fishing Report By:

Stacy Ferguson - Guide Photo
Stacy Ferguson

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 600
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 3
Number Hookups: 50 Number Landed: 38

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 4 lbs 0 oz
Length: 19 inches
Girth: 15 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Reported Insect Hatchs

None

Recommended Flies

Fly: Caddis Emerger
Color: Brownish Tan
Size: 18
Time: PM
Caddis Emerger Caddis Emerger
Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Pink
Size: 16
Time: All Day
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Amy's Ant
Color: 
Size: 12
Time: All Day
Amy's Ant Amy's Ant

Boulder River Ranch Thursday, May 31, 2018 Fishing Trip Photos

Matt ,Patrick and Dan got to get away and spend a great time fishing at Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club.
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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late June

Caddisflies

Insects: Great Gray Spotted Sedge
Color: Gray Green to Olive Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Jul 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Little Plain Brown Sedge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
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: Little Western Dark Sedge
Color: Dark Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Mid Day
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Micro Caddis
Color: Yellow, Orange or Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Oct 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 20-22
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: Brown Drake
Color: Dark Brown to Blackish
Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: Evening
Size: 10-12
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Callibaetis Speckled Dun
Color: Tannish Olive to Olive Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Cloudy, Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Late Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Olivish Yellow to Yellowish Pink
Dates: Jun 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Mid Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 16-22
Spinner Fall: Late 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: Iron Blue Quill
Color: Light Olive Tan to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Late Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Creamish Olive to Yellowish
Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: Early Morning
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: After Afternoon
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
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Slate Winged Drake
Color: Brown to Slate Gray
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 1
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-12
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
Insects: Western Green Drake
Color: Dark Olive
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Cloudy, 1-4 pm
Size: 8-12
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: Giant Golden
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Follows Salmonflies
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Micro Yellow
Color: Greenish Yellow to Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: 46-54° Water Temps Morning
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
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
Insects: Yellow Sally
Color: Pale Yellow to Pinkish Yellow
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 2-8
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
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: 73.8 F (23.2 C) Mostly Cloudy Wind: From the NE at 4.9 MPH Gusting to 9.8 MPH

Current Conditions

mostlycloudy
Currently: Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: 73.8 F (23.2 C)
Feels Like: 73.8 F (23.2 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 51%
Wind: From the NE at 4.9 MPH Gusting to 9.8 MPH
Pressure: 30.15
UV: 2
partlycloudy Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 50s.
nt_partlycloudy Wednesday Night: Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 53F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
clear Thursday: Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 81F. Winds light and variable.
nt_partlycloudy Thursday Night: A few clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 57F. Winds light and variable.
chancetstorms Friday: Mostly sunny early. Scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 81F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
nt_chancetstorms Friday Night: Isolated thunderstorms during the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Low 54F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
clear Saturday: Sunshine. High 81F. Winds light and variable.
nt_partlycloudy Saturday Night: A few clouds. Low 56F. Winds light and variable.

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