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Deadwood Placer  - Saturday, Sep 29, 2018

Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT

Fishing Trip Date: Saturday, Sep 29, 2018

Saturday, Sep 29, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: “That’s a nice fish! This is a lot of fun!”

Fishing Highlights:

There’s nothing like walking down the canyon on a beautiful fall day. When you add some twenty inch trout into that mix it makes for a great outing. Jim, Rich, and Tucker joined me for a day on the river today. It didn’t take long for the three of the fellas to find fish. Tucker went back to back landing 6 fish out of the first hole. Jim found a nice brown and rainbow in his first pocket along with a hookup with another brown. Rich had a couple of strikes and finally found his hookset touch and resulted in his first brown of the day. As we worked our way up river we found fish in every hole we walked into. Jim landed a couple nice fish off the surface on a chubby cheronobyl. Rich took another brown and couple of rainbows. One being 20” and another 21”. After a quick lunch we had our eyes fixed on a couple of large fish. Tucker made a great cast and one oth the bows ate but quickly rid the hook. He did stick a nice 21” rainbow shortly after. Great job. Thanks for a great day guys!

The fishing is fantastic.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 52-55 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

Colten Holschuh - Guide Photo
Colten Holschuh

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 52-55
Sky: Clear Flow: 50
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 3
Number Hookups: 34 Number Landed: 23

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 21 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Gray

Size: 20

Time:

Recommended Flies

Fly: Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Color: Olive
Size: 18
Time: 
Blue Winged Olive Emerger Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Fly: Chernobyl Ant
Color: Purplish Black
Size: 12
Time: 
Chernobyl Ant Chernobyl Ant

Deadwood Placer Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 Fishing Trip Photos

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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Caddisflies

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: 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: 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

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: 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

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: 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 Deadwood Placer

Current: 55 F Clear Sky Wind: 13 NNE mph

Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  55 F
Temp Max:  63 F
Temp Min:  37 F
Humidity: 23%
Wind: 13 NNE mph
Pressure: 1009
Clear Saturday 9:00PM — 40 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 29 and 40 .
Wind: 4 S mph; Humidity: 75%; 
Clouds Sunday 6:00AM — 29 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 29 .
Wind: 8 SSE mph; Humidity: 57%; 
Clouds Sunday 9:00AM — 44 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 44 and 44 .
Wind: 12 WSW mph; Humidity: 32%; 
Clouds Sunday 12:00PM — 51 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 51 and 51 .
Wind: 11 SW mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Snow Sunday 3:00PM — 46 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 14 ESE mph; Humidity: 50%;  Snow: 0.625 for next 3 hours.
Rain Sunday 6:00PM — 45 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 20 ESE mph; Humidity: 57%;  Rain: 0.187 for next 3 hours.
Rain Sunday 9:00PM — 34 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 14 E mph; Humidity: 89%;  Rain: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Monday 6:00AM — 31 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 9 E mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00AM — 45 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 16 SE mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Clouds Monday 12:00PM — 50 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 24 SSE mph; Humidity: 35%; 
Snow Monday 3:00PM — 44 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 44 and 44 .
Wind: 11 SW mph; Humidity: 57%;  Snow: 2.688 for next 3 hours.
Snow Monday 6:00PM — 34 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 16 NW mph; Humidity: 91%;  Snow: 3.374 for next 3 hours.
Snow Monday 9:00PM — 30 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 11 W mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 4.625 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 6:00AM — 24 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 11 W mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.438 for next 3 hours.

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