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Espy Ranch  - Sunday, May 12, 2019

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019

Sunday, May 12, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: I got one! I got one! Oh man, he came off again.
Fishing on Mothers Day with Mom. There is no better way to spend the special day.

Fishing Highlights:

Today I got the pleasure of fishing with Mac, Devon and Shelby. It was a beautiful day on the water, even though the wind was gusting at times. After teaching the gals to make the basic casts we started out running a nymph rig and a dry dropper. Shelby was the first to hook into a fish and after a brief fight the fish came off. She kept at it, hooking a couple more fish that gave her the slip in the battle to get to the net. Just before we were about to call it for lunch she landed a pretty little brookie. Devon wasn't sure if she was going to fish at first, but we talked her into it and she did great! She picked up the casting pretty quickly and stuck with it until she landed her first fish ever, a nice little rainbow. Mac was a slinging the meat and having a great time doing it. It produced a couple very nice rainbows for him and a few more hits that were missed. The water was in great shape and we had a good time even though are day was cut short. Watching Brown trout come up and attack a dry fly gets your heart pumping. It's Caddis time. We saw a number of adult Caddis in the midday. It was great to get on the water before we get blown out with runoff.


  The fishing is good.  Partly Cloudy skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.

Fishing Report By:

Travis Jones - Guide Photo
Travis Jones
Scott McCaslin - Guide Photo
Scott McCaslin

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 98
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 6
Number Hookups: 11 Number Landed: 5

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 4 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: American Grannom

Color: Charcoal

Size: 16

Time: AM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Caddis Pupa
Color: Grayish Brown
Size: 16
Time: AM
Caddis Pupa Caddis Pupa
Fly: Chernobyl Ant
Color: Purple
Size: 12
Time: AM
Chernobyl Ant Chernobyl Ant
Fly: Slump Buster
Color: Pale Yellow
Size: 6
Time: AM
Slump Buster Slump Buster

Espy Ranch Sunday, May 12, 2019 Fishing Trip Photos

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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 Espy Ranch

Current: 94 F Clear Sky Wind: 16 E mph

Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  94 F
Temp Max: 102 F
Temp Min:  78 F
Humidity: 10%
Wind: 16 E mph
Pressure: 1013
Clear Friday 6:00PM — 88 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 77 and 88 .
Wind: 23 NW mph; Humidity: 18%; 
Clouds Friday 9:00PM — 68 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 60 and 68 .
Wind: 7 S mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Clear Saturday 6:00AM — 47 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 4 S mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clear Saturday 9:00AM — 69 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 69 and 69 .
Wind: 4 N mph; Humidity: 24%; 
Clear Saturday 12:00PM — 77 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 77 and 77 .
Wind: 16 NW mph; Humidity: 21%; 
Clouds Saturday 3:00PM — 67 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 67 and 67 .
Wind: 8 S mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Rain Saturday 6:00PM — 54 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 54 and 54 .
Wind: 8 SE mph; Humidity: 84%;  Rain: 2.374 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Saturday 9:00PM — 51 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 51 and 51 .
Wind: 14 SE mph; Humidity: 87%; 
Clouds Sunday 6:00AM — 46 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 7 S mph; Humidity: 83%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00AM — 62 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 62 and 62 .
Wind: 6 NW mph; Humidity: 55%; 
Clear Sunday 12:00PM — 73 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 73 and 73 .
Wind: 16 WNW mph; Humidity: 27%; 
Clouds Sunday 3:00PM — 76 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 76 and 76 .
Wind: 17 NW mph; Humidity: 24%; 
Clouds Sunday 6:00PM — 74 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 74 and 74 .
Wind: 17 NNW mph; Humidity: 27%; 
Clouds Sunday 9:00PM — 54 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 54 and 54 .
Wind: 15 E mph; Humidity: 76%; 

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