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Freese Placer  - 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: That is a monsterous fish, its so big it doesn't even look like a fish!

Fishing Highlights:

We had a really fun 1/2 day in the upper canyon stretch of SBC - hiking into the wilds! Hiking down into the canyon is always such a treat, getting away from civilization and spending time chasing big fish in pocket water. Ann and Deb started hooking fish right off the bat in the granite wall run. The fish in this section are still, for the most part, grouped up in the deeper, longer runs. However, I was really stoked to see Tim catch a wiley rainbow is some faster riffle water - a sign the fish are spreading out and moving for hatching insects. The bugs really are starting to come off - we saw prolific hatches of caddis and BWOs. Deb and I did a mini-clinic on long cast dry fly fishing and I was shocked to see a lot of fish eat the Amy's Ant - it was so cool! It was also fun to introduce the Single Haul, Double Haul, and reach mend casting techniques. We primarily fished deep nymph rigs and it consistently produced fish - Ann hooked a HUGE fish mid canyon - EPIC.

The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Slightly Off.

Fishing Report By:

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

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 98
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 5 hours Number of Anglers: 3
Number Hookups: 54 Number Landed: 24

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 4 lbs 10 oz
Length: 21 inches
Girth: 17 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Snow Midge

Color: Whitish

Size: 24

Time: PM

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Dark Blue Olive

Size: 18

Time: PM

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Spotted Sedge

Color: Brownish Olive

Size: 16

Time: PM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Biot Mayfly
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 16
Time: PM
Biot Mayfly Biot Mayfly
Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Pink
Size: 12
Time: PM
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Zug Bug
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 12
Time: PM
Zug Bug Zug Bug

Freese Placer Sunday, May 12, 2019 Fishing Trip Photos

Fly fishing for trout in Colorado has been fantastic, especially on our guided trips at Lincoln Hills - its time to catch trophy trout!
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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 Freese Placer

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
Clouds Friday 6:00PM — 88 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 78 and 88 .
Wind: 12 WNW mph; Humidity: 16%; 
Clouds Friday 9:00PM — 72 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 65 and 72 .
Wind: 21 W mph; Humidity: 27%; 
Clouds Saturday 6:00AM — 57 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 57 and 57 .
Wind: 20 W mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Clouds Saturday 9:00AM — 71 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 71 and 71 .
Wind: 8 WNW mph; Humidity: 21%; 
Clouds Saturday 12:00PM — 77 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 77 and 77 .
Wind: 18 E mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clouds Saturday 3:00PM — 74 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 74 and 74 .
Wind: 2 SW mph; Humidity: 32%; 
Rain Saturday 6:00PM — 55 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 55 and 55 .
Wind: 10 NW mph; Humidity: 81%;  Rain: 3.875 for next 3 hours.
Rain Saturday 9:00PM — 50 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 10 SE mph; Humidity: 98%;  Rain: 1.625 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Sunday 6:00AM — 49 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 19 W mph; Humidity: 75%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00AM — 65 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 65 and 65 .
Wind: 7 WNW mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Rain Sunday 12:00PM — 68 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 68 and 68 .
Wind: 11 NE mph; Humidity: 42%;  Rain: 0.375 for next 3 hours.
Rain Sunday 3:00PM — 66 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 66 and 66 .
Wind: 20 ENE mph; Humidity: 57%;  Rain: 1.688 for next 3 hours.
Rain Sunday 6:00PM — 60 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 60 and 60 .
Wind: 19 NE mph; Humidity: 77%;  Rain: 5.25 for next 3 hours.
Rain Sunday 9:00PM — 53 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 53 and 53 .
Wind: 14 ENE mph; Humidity: 98%;  Rain: 3.625 for next 3 hours.

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