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
Cody
Deguelle

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

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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
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Caddisflies

Little Sister Sedge Green to Greenish Brown May 15 -
Aug 30
Afternoon & Evening 14-16 NA
Little Sister Sedge Larva illustration Little Sister Sedge Emerger illustration Little Sister Sedge 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
Spotted Sedge Brownish Yellow May 15 -
Sep 30
Sporadic 10-12 NA
Spotted Sedge Larva illustration Spotted Sedge Emerger illustration Spotted Sedge Adult illustration

Mayflies

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

Midges

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

Stoneflies

Salmon Fly Black to Reddish Brown May 15 -
Jul 15
50-60° Water Late Morning on 4-8 NA
Salmon Fly Nymph illustration Salmon Fly Adult illustration
Small Western Brownish May 15 -
Jul 15
46-56° Water Temps 14-18 NA
Small Western Nymph illustration Small Western 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

Terrestrials

Beetle Brownish to Black May 1 -
Nov 30
All Day 10-18 NA
Beetle  illustration
Black Ant Black May 1 -
Nov 15
All Day 20-24 NA
Black Ant  illustration
Grasshopper Green to Brownish Tan May 15 -
Nov 15
All Day 2-14 NA
Grasshopper  illustration Grasshopper  illustration
Red Ant Red to Orangish May 1 -
Oct 15
All Day 18-22 NA
Red Ant  illustration


Weather for Lincoln Hills

Current: 61 °F    Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder    Wind: 14 MPH NE
Current Condtions

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder
Temperature: 61 °F
Humidity: 55%
Wind: 14 mph NE
Pressure: 14.69 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Monday's Forecast
weather forecastPatchy light drizzle
High: 51 °F
Low: 39 °F
Wind: 8 mph WNW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecastPatchy light rain in area with thunder
High: 55 °F
Low: 42 °F
Wind: 9 mph WNW
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastPatchy rain nearby
High: 56 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 8 mph SE

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