Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT

Fishing Trip Date:

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016

Quote(s) of the Day: "The fish are eating anything green today!"

Fishing Highlights:

Bob decided to make one last trip to Lincoln Hills before the snow and ice make it impossible to fish. It was a great call! The low flows and gin clear water of the fall season made it the perfect day for sight fishing to the larger trout. Light nymph rigs with small green bugs did the trick all day. See you in the spring Bob.

The fishing is fantastic.  Clear skies and 19- degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

Spencer Williams - Guide Photo

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 19- Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 21
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 4 hours Number of Anglers: 1
Number Hookups: 10 Number Landed: 22

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male
Weight: 5 lbs 0 oz
Length: 22 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: Black
Size: 26/micro
Time: All Day
Insect Type: Mayfly Blue Winged Olive Emerger Illustration Blue Winged Olive Nymph Illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult Illustration
Insect: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 22
Time: All Day

Recommended Flies

Fly: Caddis Emerger Caddis Emerger
Color: Greenish Brown
Size: 16
Time: PM
Fly: Copper John Copper John
Color: Chartruse
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Fly: Brassie Brassie
Color: Chartruse
Size: 20
Time: All Day

Lincoln Hills Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 Fishing Trip Photos

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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late March

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


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

Weather for Lincoln Hills

Current: 52 °F Partly cloudy Wind: 4 MPH NNW
Current Condtions

Partly cloudy

Temperature: 52 °F
Humidity: 30%
Wind: 4 mph NNW
Pressure: 14.65 psi
Cloud Cover: 50%
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 55 °F  <br/>Low: 25 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph SSW
High: 55 °F
Low: 25 °F
Wind: 6 mph SSW
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Patchy light rain with thunder<br/> High: 46 °F  <br/>Low: 21 °F <br/> Wind: 4 mph WNW
Patchy light rain with thunder
High: 46 °F
Low: 21 °F
Wind: 4 mph WNW
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 52 °F  <br/>Low: 26 °F <br/> Wind: 4 mph SW
High: 52 °F
Low: 26 °F
Wind: 4 mph SW

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