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Espy Ranch  - Friday, Jul 6, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Friday, Jul 6, 2018

Friday, Jul 6, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: Could not ask for a better day! Water was coming down, fish were feeding & the weather was great!

Fishing Highlights:

I met up with John, Evan & Chris at Rollinsville around 9AM on a beautiful Friday morning. John and Evan being members down at the club, decided they wanted to explore some new water. South Boulder Creek is a very diverse stream with meandering valleys, tight canyons & beautiful runs/riffles all around. The river was dropping as the day went on but we were fishing mainly at a flow of 175cfs. With water this high and fishing on a creek that acts like a freestone, we did what you got to do.. cover lots of water! it did not take long for all three to get hooked on fish. By lunch we were at about 20 fish in the net which were mainly brooks and browns. After a delicious lunch and some downtime, we headed down stream to cross and work our way back up the other side of the creek. Afternoon was slow to start but we got back on the game pretty quick. It was a pleasure fishing with you guys and i hope to see you around soon! TIght Lines!

The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Slightly Off.

Fishing Report By:

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Reid Eakins

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 170
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 3
Number Hookups: 50 Number Landed: 35

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 5 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

None

Recommended Flies

Fly: Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Color: Purplish Black
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Blue Winged Olive Emerger Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brownish Tan
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Fly: Amy's Ant
Color: Reddish Brown
Size: 12
Time: All Day
Amy's Ant Amy's Ant

Espy Ranch Friday, Jul 06, 2018 Fishing Trip Photos

South Boulder Creek at its finest! Great views!
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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late November

Mayflies

Insects: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: 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: 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: 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

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: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group


Weather for Espy Ranch

Current: 46.2 F (7.9 C) Clear Wind: From the West at 6.71 MPH Gusting to 16.1 MPH

Current Conditions

clear
Currently: Clear
Temperature: 46.2 F (7.9 C)
Feels Like: 43 F (6 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 20%
Wind: From the West at 6.71 MPH Gusting to 16.1 MPH
Pressure: 30.33
UV: 1
clear Tuesday: Sunny. High 47F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_clear Tuesday Night: A clear sky. Low 26F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
clear Wednesday: A mainly sunny sky. High 47F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
nt_clear Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 29F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
mostlycloudy Thursday: Considerable cloudiness. High around 45F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Thursday Night: Cloudy during the evening followed by partly cloudy skies and gusty winds overnight. Low 27F. Winds W at 25 to 35 mph.
partlycloudy Friday: Windy with a few clouds from time to time. High around 35F. Winds W at 25 to 35 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
nt_chancesnow Friday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening followed by periods of snow showers after midnight. Low 31F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 40%. Snow accumulations less than one inch. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

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