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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 river is open and the fishing is fantastic. The water is flowing but the days are still cold, strive to be on the water from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lots of insects are present. Try fishing a small leech or swimming nymph behind your streamer. Runoff is around the corner. Be sure and get in a few more days of spring fishing!  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 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 Espy Ranch

Current: 56 F Clear Sky Wind: 11 E mph

Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  56 F
Temp Max:  68 F
Temp Min:  40 F
Humidity: 20%
Wind: 11 E mph
Pressure: 1008
Clear Saturday 9:00PM — 35 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 29 and 35 .
Wind: 4 S mph; Humidity: 75%; 
Clouds Sunday 6:00AM — 26 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
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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