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Boulder River Ranch  - Thursday, May 30, 2019

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: "I think my shoulder is going to be sore tomorrow"!

Fishing Highlights:

The sun came out for a little while for us this morning. The temperature was very comfortable. The colder temps we have been having over the last few weeks has seemed to hold back the run off a bit. With flows running around 150-200 the fishing has been amazing. I would take advantage of the flows while you still can.Mia and John did exactly that today. After a short instruction session she was off with her first hook up in the first ten minues.She put her first in the net not long after that. Most of the morning was spent using a nymph rig. The fish were on the bite all morning. She hooked into a big rainbow in the twenty four inch range that played possum for awhile before waking up and took off down stream. The afternoon brought many fish on the dry dropper rig. If you find the slow seems with a nice drift they would eat it most every time. It was a great day of fishing .If the flows stay pretty close to where they are now it should be great for awhile.

This is some of the best fly fishing in Colorado! For best results start nymphing with small imitations using hook sizes 18-22.  Switch to dries and emergers when you see fish suspended just below the surface or actively rising. The rainbow and cut-bow in our waters have begun spawning. Fish egg patterns imitating both fresh (red eggs) and dead eggs (pale pinkish eggs). Fly fishing is good but the water is cold! Be sure and bring a quality pair of waist high waders and studded boots! Fishing is good but it’s still cold out there! To maximize the bite strive to be on the water from 10 am to 2 pm. Wading is difficult but the fishing is still good. A wading staff may be of use during this high water season.  The fishing is great.  Partly Cloudy skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Slightly Off.

Fishing Report By:

Stacy Ferguson - Guide Photo
Stacy Ferguson

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 184
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: Rain Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 2
Number Hookups: 50 Number Landed: 35

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 18 inches
Girth: 13 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

None

Recommended Flies

Fly: Pheasant Tail
Color: Dark Brownish Red
Size: 18
Time: PM
Pheasant Tail Pheasant Tail
Fly: Egg
Color: Golden Nugget
Size: 18
Time: AM
Egg Egg
Fly: Bitch Creek
Color: Brownish Tan
Size: 14
Time: AM
Bitch Creek Bitch Creek

Boulder River Ranch Thursday, May 30, 2019 Fishing Trip Photos

The Matthews spent a great day of fishing at Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club.
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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 Boulder River Ranch

Current: 66 F Shower Rain Wind: 13 SSW mph

Current Conditions

Rain
Currently: Shower Rain
Temperature:  66 F
Temp Max:  75 F
Temp Min:  55 F
Humidity: 41%
Wind: 13 SSW mph
Pressure: 1016
Rain Sunday 9:00PM — 54 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 47 and 54 .
Wind: 2 SW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Rain: 2.312 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Monday 6:00AM — 44 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 42 and 44 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Rain Monday 9:00AM — 56 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 56 and 56 .
Wind: 1 SSW mph; Humidity: 59%;  Rain: 0.125 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 12:00PM — 59 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 59 and 59 .
Wind: 8 E mph; Humidity: 65%;  Rain: 2.313 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 3:00PM — 46 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 7 SE mph; Humidity: 94%;  Rain: 6.812 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 6:00PM — 50 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 2 WSW mph; Humidity: 84%;  Rain: 4.063 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 9:00PM — 44 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 44 and 44 .
Wind: 6 WNW mph; Humidity: 93%;  Rain: 1.5 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 6:00AM — 40 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 40 and 40 .
Wind: 19 W mph; Humidity: 91%; 
Clouds Tuesday 9:00AM — 54 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 54 and 54 .
Wind: 10 WNW mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Rain Tuesday 12:00PM — 58 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 58 and 58 .
Wind: 7 WNW mph; Humidity: 59%;  Rain: 2.063 for next 3 hours.
Rain Tuesday 3:00PM — 55 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 55 and 55 .
Wind: 13 WNW mph; Humidity: 73%;  Rain: 4.625 for next 3 hours.
Rain Tuesday 6:00PM — 51 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 51 and 51 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 78%;  Rain: 1.813 for next 3 hours.
Rain Tuesday 9:00PM — 44 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 44 and 44 .
Wind: 26 W mph; Humidity: 88%;  Rain: 1.562 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 42 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 30 W mph; Humidity: 83%; 

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