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Lincoln Hills  - Monday, Apr 23, 2012

Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT

Fishing Trip Date: Monday, Apr 23, 2012

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

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Dark Brownish Black

Size: 22

Time: AM

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Tan Short Horn Sedge

Color: Brownish Tan

Size: 16

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies

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

Lincoln Hills Monday, Apr 23, 2012 Fishing Trip Photos

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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Caddisflies

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: 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: 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: 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

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: 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 Lincoln Hills

Current: 72 °F Clear Wind: 0 MPH N
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 72 °F
Humidity: 27%
Wind: 0 mph N
Pressure: 14.53 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 63 °F  <br/>Low: 47 °F <br/> Wind: 13 mph W
Sunny
High: 63 °F
Low: 47 °F
Wind: 13 mph W
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 56 °F  <br/>Low: 40 °F <br/> Wind: 9 mph W
Sunny
High: 56 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 9 mph W
Friday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 54 °F  <br/>Low: 40 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph WSW
Sunny
High: 54 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 5 mph WSW

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