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Yacht Club  - Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: Winter does not want to give up.

Fishing Highlights:

Water is on its way up but trout are stacked up in the many riffles that occupy this section of South Boulder Creek. Also, focus your efforts on any slack water you can find. We have not seen any surface action yet but a good nymph presentation will get the job done. Soft hackle PTs, egg patterns, gold ribbed hare's ears, and caddis larva are all working well here.

The water is open and running clear take advantage of some great Colorado fly fishing. The upper reaches of South Boulder Creek are fishing extremely well! The fish are sluggish and are not looking towards the surface. The meadow stretches are fishing extremely well. The middle canyon is looking great. The stoneflies should be popping any day now. We are getting ready to experience higher water. There is lots of water coming from Rodgers Pass and the Moffat Tunnel and headed down to Denver.  The fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 36-39 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Slightly Off.

Fishing Report By:

Mike Sherer - Guide Photo
Mike Sherer

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 36-39 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Overcast Flow: 183
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: Rain Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 1
Number Hookups: 22 Number Landed: 15

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 4 lbs 8 oz
Length: 22 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

None

Recommended Flies

Fly: Copper John
Color: Blackish Brown
Size: 16
Time: 
Copper John Copper John
Fly: Egg
Color: Pinkish
Size: 18
Time: 
Egg Egg
Fly: Pheasant Tail
Color: Black
Size: 16
Time: 
Pheasant Tail Pheasant Tail

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late June

Caddisflies

Insects: Great Gray Spotted Sedge
Color: Gray Green to Olive Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Jul 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
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: Brown Drake
Color: Dark Brown to Blackish
Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: Evening
Size: 10-12
Spinner Fall: Late 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: 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: Late Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Creamish Olive to Yellowish
Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: Early Morning
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: After Afternoon
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: 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
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: 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
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 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
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: 65 F Shower Rain Wind: 21 WSW mph

Current Conditions

Rain
Currently: Shower Rain
Temperature:  65 F
Temp Max:  72 F
Temp Min:  53 F
Humidity: 68%
Wind: 21 WSW mph
Pressure: 1016
Rain Sunday 9:00PM — 51 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 46 and 51 .
Wind: 5 S mph; Humidity: 80%;  Rain: 0.562 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Monday 6:00AM — 41 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 39 and 41 .
Wind: 6 SSE mph; Humidity: 85%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00AM — 55 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 55 and 55 .
Wind: 6 NW mph; Humidity: 58%; 
Rain Monday 12:00PM — 64 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 37%;  Rain: 2.124 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 3:00PM — 54 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 54 and 54 .
Wind: 19 WNW mph; Humidity: 69%;  Rain: 1.625 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 6:00PM — 52 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 52 and 52 .
Wind: 19 WNW mph; Humidity: 81%;  Rain: 2.313 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 9:00PM — 43 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 7 SSW mph; Humidity: 92%;  Rain: 1.125 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 6:00AM — 39 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 39 and 39 .
Wind: 6 S mph; Humidity: 93%; 
Clouds Tuesday 9:00AM — 52 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 52 and 52 .
Wind: 9 NW mph; Humidity: 73%; 
Rain Tuesday 12:00PM — 56 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 56 and 56 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 66%;  Rain: 2.5 for next 3 hours.
Rain Tuesday 3:00PM — 51 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 51 and 51 .
Wind: 23 WSW mph; Humidity: 78%;  Rain: 3.938 for next 3 hours.
Rain Tuesday 6:00PM — 47 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 6 SSE mph; Humidity: 89%;  Rain: 3.562 for next 3 hours.
Rain Tuesday 9:00PM — 45 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 13 SSE mph; Humidity: 96%;  Rain: 3.5 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 37 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 6 S mph; Humidity: 94%; 

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