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Espy Ranch  - Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: Wow that was a big elk!

Fishing Highlights:

The air was crisp this morning. You can tell Fall is creeping around the corner. We started the day off with hopper dropper rigs. At first the fishing was slow but once the sun warmed the water the fishing picked up. We were surprised this morning by a huge bull elk charging up the creek. It freaked us all out at first but he turned directions and went the other way. After eating some elk tacos stream side we got back to fishing. Mark and Brendon had a little wager going in the afternoon so we focused on catching as many fish as possible. We fished double dries and dry droppers. Brendon was the winner of the bet with the most fish. Overall a fantastic day as Espy.

The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 56-59 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

Mike Sherer - Guide Photo
Mike Sherer

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 56-59
Sky: Clear Flow: 49
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 2
Number Hookups: 47 Number Landed: 40

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 19 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD)




Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Plain Brown Sedge




Recommended Flies

Fly: Biot Midge
Color: Blackish
Size: 22
Biot Midge Biot Midge
Fly: Charlie Boy Hopper
Color: Yellow
Size: 16
Charlie Boy Hopper Charlie Boy Hopper
Fly: Elk Hair Caddis
Color: Tan
Size: 16
Elk Hair Caddis Elk Hair Caddis

Espy Ranch Tuesday, Aug 07, 2018 Fishing Trip Photos

Beautiful Summer Day
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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January


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


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 Espy Ranch

Current: 24.1 F (-4.4 C) Partly Cloudy Wind: From the NW at 5.37 MPH Gusting to 10.7 MPH

Current Conditions

Currently: Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 24.1 F (-4.4 C)
Feels Like: 17 F (-8 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 62%
Wind: From the NW at 5.37 MPH Gusting to 10.7 MPH
Pressure: 29.93
UV: 0
chancesnow Friday: Chance of snow showers early. Lows overnight in the upper teens.
nt_chancesnow Friday Night: Snow showers this evening. Breaks in the overcast later. Low 19F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 50%.
partlycloudy Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy and windy. High 33F. Winds W at 25 to 35 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 27F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
partlycloudy Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy. High around 45F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 29F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
snow Monday: Becoming cloudy with snow likely in the afternoon. High 37F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 80%. About one inch of snow expected.
nt_snow Monday Night: Snow in the evening will transition to snow showers overnight. Low 12F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.

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