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Lincoln Hills  - Friday, Apr 20, 2012

Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT

Fishing Trip Date: Friday, Apr 20, 2012

Friday, Apr 20, 2012
Quote(s) of the Day: "Do we have to go to lunch? Because I do not want to stop fishing!"

Fishing Highlights:

Catching a 6.5 pound rainbow trout.

The fishing is fantastic.  Clear skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

Spencer Williams - Guide Photo
Spencer Williams

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 55
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 1
Number Hookups: 89 Number Landed: 72

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 6 lbs 5 oz
Length: 22 inches
Girth: 14 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Micro Black Midge

Color: Blackish

Size: 26/micro

Time: AM

Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Micro Black

Color: Purplish Black

Size: 24

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies

Fly: P.T.
Color: Dark Brownish Red
Size: 20
Time: AM
P.T. P.T.
Fly: Pats Rubber Legs
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 12
Time: All Day
Pats Rubber Legs Pats Rubber Legs
Fly: Egg
Color: Golden Nugget
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Egg Egg

Lincoln Hills Friday, Apr 20, 2012 Fishing Trip Photos

Rocky Mountain Trout Fishing
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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late April

Caddisflies

Insects: American Grannom
Color: Bright Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: Early Morning & Afternoon
Size: 10-14
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

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: Micro Black
Color: Dark Brown to Black
Dates: Jan 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Skwala Stone
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage.
Size: 6-12
Spinner Fall:
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


Weather for Lincoln Hills

Current: 41 °F Overcast Wind: 13 MPH ENE
Current Condtions

Overcast

Temperature: 41 °F
Humidity: 81%
Wind: 13 mph ENE
Pressure: 14.63 psi
Cloud Cover: 100%
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 50 °F  <br/>Low: 29 °F <br/> Wind: 11 mph W
Sunny
High: 50 °F
Low: 29 °F
Wind: 11 mph W
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Patchy light snow<br/> High: 50 °F  <br/>Low: 32 °F <br/> Wind: 7 mph W
Patchy light snow
High: 50 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 7 mph W
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Moderate snow<br/> High: 41 °F  <br/>Low: 27 °F <br/> Wind: 12 mph W
Moderate snow
High: 41 °F
Low: 27 °F
Wind: 12 mph W

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