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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 October

Caddisflies

Insects: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late 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

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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
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: 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: Grasshopper
Color: Green to Brownish Tan
Dates: May 15 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 2-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group


Weather for Espy Ranch

Current: 57 F Scattered Clouds Wind: 8 NNE mph

Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Scattered Clouds
Temperature:  57 F
Temp Max:  64 F
Temp Min:  37 F
Humidity: 35%
Wind: 8 NNE mph
Pressure: 1015
Clouds Tuesday 9:00PM — 51 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 51 .
Wind: 56 W mph; Humidity: 71%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 34 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 29 and 34 .
Wind: 56 W mph; Humidity: 66%; 
Clouds Wednesday 9:00AM — 30 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 64 W mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clouds Wednesday 12:00PM — 37 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 54 W mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Wednesday 3:00PM — 35 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 48 WNW mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00PM — 26 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 18 W mph; Humidity: 73%; 
Snow Wednesday 9:00PM — 20 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 15 SE mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 4 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 6:00AM — 10 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 5 WSW mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.5 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Thursday 9:00AM — 17 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 17 and 17 .
Wind: 8 WSW mph; Humidity: 77%; 
Clouds Thursday 12:00PM — 27 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 1 ESE mph; Humidity: 71%; 
Clouds Thursday 3:00PM — 27 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 20 WNW mph; Humidity: 66%; 
Clouds Thursday 6:00PM — 18 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clear Thursday 9:00PM — 15 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 27 W mph; Humidity: 77%; 
Clear Friday 6:00AM — 18 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 34 W mph; Humidity: 71%; 

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