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Boulder River Ranch  - Saturday, Jul 7, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Saturday, Jul 7, 2018

Saturday, Jul 7, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: "That is the most fish I have ever caught in one day"!

Fishing Highlights:

The flow has finally dropped to a great level. When we started today it was at 175.Mia started the party off with a nymph rig landing her first couple of fish right away. John Ryan was next landing a beautiful brown with amazing colors. John took the dry dropper and went to work landing a nice twenty four inch rainbow. After a couple of hours it was pretty much dry droppers the rest of the day for everyone. The fish are coming up for dries as well as the droppers. After lunch we headed up river a little.Mia was met by a lot of fish wanting the dry fly. John Ryan found a honey hole where he hooked several nice fish. He hooked a giant rainbow two times in a row.A great time ,with a great family to be on the water with today. Thanks everyone for making it a amazing day. Hope to see you soon.

Dry flies and droppers are the way to go! It summer at Lincoln Hills, the big fish are on the feed and many big fish in the 4-6 pound class have been hooked and our fly fishing trips have been fantastic. Work the water in between major runs and riffles, sometimes the odd pocket will produce a trophy fish. The fish are looking fat and healthy! Many nice fish in the 16-22” range have been hooked! The big fish are on the feed! Anglers are reporting hooking numerous brown and rainbow trout in the 5-10 pound range. This is your best shot at a World- Class trout fishing experience close to Denver. It is one hot summer on the river! Time to put the waders away and bust out the gravel guards and wet wading sandals.  Try an Amy’s Ant (size 10-12) or California Blonde (size 10-16) to fool hopper eating fish.  The fishing is great.  Overcast skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

Stacy Ferguson - Guide Photo
Stacy Ferguson

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Overcast Flow: 175
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 3
Number Hookups: 60 Number Landed: 53

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 6 lbs 0 oz
Length: 24 inches
Girth: 16 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Grayish Brown

Size: 20

Time: AM

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Gray Drake

Color: Gray

Size: 16

Time: PM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Amy's Ant
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 14
Time: All Day
Amy's Ant Amy's Ant
Fly: Green Drake
Color: Gray
Size: 16
Time: PM
Green Drake Green Drake
Fly: Juju Baetis
Color: Grayish Brown
Size: 18
Time: PM
Juju Baetis Juju Baetis

Boulder River Ranch Saturday, Jul 07, 2018 Fishing Trip Photos

The Matthews family spent a great day together fishing at Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club.
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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late July

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 16-18
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: 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: Ginger Quill
Color: Pale Cream to Whitish
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 14-16
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: 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: 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: Trico
Color: Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Early Afternoon
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: 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 & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
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: Dog Day Cicadas
Color: Black & Orange
Dates: Jul 1 – Aug 31
Emergence: Varied
Size:
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: 63.1 F (17.3 C) Rain Wind: From the NNE at 1.3 MPH Gusting to 7.4 MPH

Current Conditions

rain
Currently: Rain
Temperature: 63.1 F (17.3 C)
Feels Like: 63.1 F (17.3 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 86%
Wind: From the NNE at 1.3 MPH Gusting to 7.4 MPH
Pressure: 30.33
UV: 1
chancetstorms Sunday: Thunderstorms early. Lows overnight in the upper 50s.
nt_chancetstorms Sunday Night: Scattered thunderstorms during the evening. Partly cloudy skies after midnight. Low 58F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
clear Monday: Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 87F. Winds light and variable.
nt_partlycloudy Monday Night: Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 61F. Winds light and variable.
partlycloudy Tuesday: Sunshine in the morning followed by mostly cloudy skies during the afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 84F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Tuesday Night: Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 62F. Winds light and variable.
clear Wednesday: Sunny skies. High 94F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_clear Wednesday Night: Clear skies. Low 62F. Winds light and variable.

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