Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT

Fishing Trip Date:

Monday, Apr 23, 2012

Quote(s) of the Day: "What an incredible caddis hatch!"

Fishing Highlights:

Caddis popped out of the river all day long keeping the fish hungry and eating off the surface consistently through the day. Although we spent most of the day nymphing, we threw dries with success in the afternoon. Today was a combination of tips and pointers for future success. It was a little tough to work on weaknesses when hooking up on fish every few drifts. What a great problem to have.

The fishing is fantastic.  Partly Cloudy skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Slightly Off.

Fishing Report By:

Cody Deguelle - Guide Photo

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 40-43
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 88
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 1
Number Hookups: 47 Number Landed: 28

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male
Weight: 4 lbs 5 oz
Length: 21 inches
Girth: 0 inches

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Midge Black Midge Larva Illustration Black Midge Emerger Illustration Black Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Black Midge
Color: Dark Brownish Black
Size: 22
Time: AM
Insect Type: Caddisfly Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Larva Illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Emerger Illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Adult Illustration
Insect: Little Tan Short Horn Sedge
Color: Brownish Tan
Size: 16
Time: All Day

Recommended Flies

Fly: Sparkle Caddis Pupae spacer
Color: Brown
Size: 14
Time: All Day
Fly: Egg Egg
Color: Early Girl
Size: 14
Time: All Day
Fly: Beatis spacer
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: All Day

Lincoln Hills Monday, Apr 23, 2012 Fishing Trip Photos

Colorado Fly Fishing, Trout Fishing, Guided Fishing, South Boulder Creek, The Flyfisher, Cody DeGuelle
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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late April

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
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American Grannom Bright Green to Greenish Brown Mar 1 -
May 15
Early Morning & Afternoon 10-14 NA
American Grannom Larva illustration American Grannom Emerger illustration American Grannom Adult illustration
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Dark Brown to Yellow Mar 1 -
Aug 30
Sporadic 14-16 NA
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Larva illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Emerger illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Adult illustration


Blue Winged Olive Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive Mar 1 -
Nov 15
Clouds & warmest part of day 16-18 Evening
Blue Winged Olive Nymph illustration Blue Winged Olive Emerger illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult illustration
Western Black Quill Purplish Black to Grayish Brown Apr 1 -
Jun 30
Mid Morning 14-12 Evening
Western Black Quill Nymph illustration Western Black Quill Emerger illustration Western Black Quill Adult illustration


Black Midge Blackish to Black Apr 1 -
Nov 15
All Day 18-20 2-3 Hours
Black Midge Larva illustration Black Midge Emerger illustration Black Midge Adult illustration
Chocolate Brown Midge Brown to Chocolate Feb 15 -
Dec 15
All Day 20-22 2-3 Hours
Chocolate Brown Midge Larva illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Emerger illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Adult illustration
Micro Black Midge Blackish to Black Mar 1 -
Nov 15
Morning 22-26 2-3 Hours
Micro Black Midge Larva illustration Micro Black Midge Emerger illustration Micro Black Midge Adult illustration
Snow Midge Gray to Charcoal Jan 1 -
Dec 31
Warmest part of day 24-28 2-3 Hours
Snow Midge Larva illustration Snow Midge Emerger illustration Snow Midge Adult illustration


Micro Black Dark Brown to Black Jan 1 -
May 15
38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day 18-22 NA
Micro Black Nymph illustration Micro Black Adult illustration
Skwala Stone Dark Brown to Yellow Olive Mar 1 -
May 15
38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage. 6-12
Skwala Stone Nymph illustration Skwala Stone Adult illustration
Winter Black Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown Apr 1 -
Aug 15
Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds 18-22 NA
Winter Black Nymph illustration Winter Black Adult illustration

Water Flow Graph for Lincoln Hills

Historic water charts are temporarily unavailable

Weather for Lincoln Hills

Current: 55 °F    Partly Cloudy     Wind: 8 MPH SSE
Current Condtions

Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 55 °F
Humidity: 26%
Wind: 8 mph SSE
Pressure: 14.74 psi
Cloud Cover: 75%

Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 52 °F
Low: 35 °F
Wind: 12 mph W
Friday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 62 °F
Low: 33 °F
Wind: 10 mph SSW
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecastPartly Cloudy
High: 61 °F
Low: 31 °F
Wind: 10 mph ESE

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