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Lincoln Hills  - Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Quote(s) of the Day: After landing his third fish in four casts, a Rainbow 25" 6+lb Lester Holt - "Either you're a really great guide or this is a really good river." Guide responds "Maybe a little bit of both."

Fishing Highlights:

Although it is never easy to catch fish on cue, Lester an Amy, hosts of NBC's Weekend Today Show proved up to the task. We had a wonderful day of fishing landing a number of trout over 5 pounds. Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club is without question the best fishery on Colorado's Front Range and continues to establish itself as one of the best trout fisheries anywhere in the world.

Lights Camera Action... Can you catch fish on cue? The best way to make sure your trip is full of action is to join The Flyfisher Guide Service at Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club.   The fishing is great.  Partly Cloudy skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Slightly Off.

Fishing Report By:

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Matthew Burkett

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 90
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 5 hours Number of Anglers: 2
Number Hookups: 80 Number Landed: 45

Best Fish

Species: Cutbow
Weight: 6 lbs 12 oz
Length: 26 inches
Girth: 15 inches
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge

Color: Blackish Brown

Size: 22

Time: All Day

Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Micro Black

Color: Black

Size: 20

Time: All Day

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Tan Short Horn Sedge

Color: Brownish Tan

Size: 18

Time: PM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Huevos
Color: Golden Nugget
Size: 14
Time: All Day
Huevos Huevos
Fly: Micro Wonder Worm
Color: Brownish Tan
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Micro Wonder Worm Micro Wonder Worm
Fly: M-B-P
Color: Chocolate
Size: 14
Time: All Day
M-B-P M-B-P

Lincoln Hills Wednesday, May 07, 2008 Fishing Trip Photos

The Flyfisher Guide Service continues to uphold itself as the premier outfitter in the Rocky Mountain Region hosting NBC's Today Show at Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club.
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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:
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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: 32 °F Clear Wind: 4 MPH WSW
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 32 °F
Humidity: 59%
Wind: 4 mph WSW
Pressure: 14.78 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 40 °F  <br/>Low: 34 °F <br/> Wind: 11 mph WNW
Sunny
High: 40 °F
Low: 34 °F
Wind: 11 mph WNW
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 45 °F  <br/>Low: 32 °F <br/> Wind: 11 mph W
Sunny
High: 45 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 11 mph W
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Patchy moderate snow<br/> High: 43 °F  <br/>Low: 29 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph W
Patchy moderate snow
High: 43 °F
Low: 29 °F
Wind: 5 mph W

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