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 November

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
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Gray Drake Gray Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Late Morning 14-16 Evening
Gray Drake Nymph illustration Gray Drake Emerger illustration Gray Drake Adult illustration
Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Clouds & warmest part of day 22-26 Evening
Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Nymph illustration Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Emerger illustration Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) 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
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


Beetle Brownish to Black May 1 -
Nov 30
All Day 10-18 NA
Beetle  illustration
Cricket Brownish Olive to Black Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Twilight & Dusk 8-16 NA
Cricket  illustration

Weather for Lincoln Hills

Current: 23 °F    Light snow    Wind: 0 MPH N
Current Condtions

Light snow
Temperature: 23 °F
Humidity: 100%
Wind: 0 mph N
Pressure: 14.72 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Sunday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 26 °F
Low: 13 °F
Wind: 5 mph E
Monday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 21 °F
Low: 15 °F
Wind: 22 mph W
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecastOvercast
High: 23 °F
Low: 19 °F
Wind: 30 mph W

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