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Yacht Club  - Thursday, Oct 18, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Thursday, Oct 18, 2018

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: Hiking into this canyon takes some work, but its really worth - so beautiful and some really nice fish! It's great to see how well preserved this area is.

Fishing Highlights:

It was a ton of fun to spend the day in the upper canyon stretches of Lincoln Hills with Jon and Brenda. The morning started off a chilly 30 degrees with nearly equally cold water temps. The fish are starting to commit to their wintertime behavior, consolidating in deeper plunge pools and runs. It was neat to see Jon using a switch rod on small water - it actually presented a dry/dropper and nymph rig perfectly with such a long reach! Small flies were the name of the game, and as the day grew warmer the fish really responded. Jon picked up several healthy browns throughout the canyon, some in full fall colors. We turned a few nice fish on streamers that will leave long lasting memories. A nice bowl of hot soup at the end of the day, sitting in good company in the sun was a perfect way to shake off the chill. Overall, a fun trip - thank you guys!

The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 44-47 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

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

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 44-47 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 55
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 2
Number Hookups: 21 Number Landed: 17

Best Fish

Species: Brown
Weight: 2 lbs 11 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 9 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Snow Midge

Color: Pearl

Size: 26/micro

Time: AM

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Blackish Brown

Size: 24

Time: PM

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge

Color: Brownish Olive

Size: 24

Time: PM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Biot Midge
Color: Dark Blue Olive
Size: 22
Time: PM
Biot Midge Biot Midge
Fly: Flashback Pheasant Tail
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Flashback Pheasant Tail Flashback Pheasant Tail
Fly: Disco Midge
Color: Greenish Brown
Size: 22
Time: PM
Disco Midge Disco Midge

Yacht Club Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 Fishing Trip Photos

Colorado's upper South Boulder Creek is flowing clear and strong and our guided fly fishing trips are a great way to sneak in a day fishing before the soon approaching winter.
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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 Yacht Club

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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