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Deadwood Placer  - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018

Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT

Fishing Trip Date: Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: Today was a good day with good weather, good fishing and great friends!

Fishing Highlights:

It's been a year since I fished with Dave and Bill and I was lucky to meet back up with them today and their buddy Marty. I really anticipated fishing a new section of river, ESPY ranch, with the guys and was happy to see they still know how to throw a rod like pros. Right off the bat Bill caught a handful of wild brownies and a solid 15" bow. Dave followed suit, hooking at least a half dozen in each run and ended up landing a few larger fish. Marty and I worked on the finer points of pocket water casting such as the 'C' cast and reach mend casts. We caught one fish on the swing that ate the soft hackle caddis and then soft hackle pheasant tail - its amazing how even under the tension of the swing the fish ate the flies so fast that the strike was only detected on one fly. We caught fish all day in all ways - dry/drop, nymphing and double dry. The cherry on top was fresh, ripe, wild raspberries ready for harvest along the banks all day.

The fishing is fantastic.  Clear skies and 19- degree weather. The water temperature was between 56-59 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

T.K. Connor - Guide Photo
T.K. Connor

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 19- Temp: 56-59
Sky: Clear Flow: 75
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: Rain Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 6 hours Number of Anglers: 3
Number Hookups: 143 Number Landed: 68

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 15 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 10 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Late Pale Morning Dun (PMD)

Color: Pinkish Yellow

Size: 16

Time: PM

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Brown Drake

Color: Brownish Olive

Size: 14

Time: PM

Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Yellow Sally

Color: Yellow

Size: 16

Time: AM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Gold Ribber Hare's Ear
Color: Tan
Size: 14
Time: All Day
Gold Ribber Hare's Ear Gold Ribber Hare's Ear
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Fly: Caddis Emerger
Color: Green
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Caddis Emerger Caddis Emerger

Deadwood Placer Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 Fishing Trip Photos

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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January

Midges

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: Micro Black
Color: Dark Brown to Black
Dates: Jan 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group


Weather for Deadwood Placer

Current: 27 F (-2.8 C) Partly Cloudy Wind: From the SW at 4 MPH Gusting to 9.3 MPH

Current Conditions

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Currently: Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 27 F (-2.8 C)
Feels Like: 22 F (-5 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 52%
Wind: From the SW at 4 MPH Gusting to 9.3 MPH
Pressure: 29.93
UV: 0
chancesnow Friday: Snow showers early. Lows overnight in the low 20s.
nt_chancesnow Friday Night: Snow showers this evening. Becoming partly cloudy later. Low around 20F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
partlycloudy Saturday: Partly cloudy and windy. High 38F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Saturday Night: Windy and partly cloudy early. Mostly cloudy with diminishing winds later at night. Low 29F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
partlycloudy Sunday: Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 49F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Sunday Night: A few clouds. Low around 30F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
snow Monday: Becoming cloudy with snow likely in the afternoon. High 39F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
nt_snow Monday Night: Snow in the evening will give way to lingering snow showers overnight. Low 14F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.

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