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Lincoln Hills  - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT

Fishing Trip Date: Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
Quote(s) of the Day: The fish are hungry and were keyed in on eggs and stoneflies.

Fishing Highlights:

The fish are in great shape coming off a long winter nap. We got 3/4 of a Grand Slam before the lunch break. We missed the slam by a single Brookie. The bite was often times subtle but the fish were definitely eating.

This is some of the best fly fishing in Colorado! For best results start nymphing with small imitations using hook sizes 18-22.   The fishing is fantastic.  Overcast skies and 44-47 degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Slightly Off.

Fishing Report By:

Scott McCaslin - Guide Photo
Scott McCaslin

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 44-47 Temp: 48-51
Sky: Overcast Flow: 110
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: Rain Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 2
Number Hookups: 90 Number Landed: 67

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 5 lbs 0 oz
Length: 23 inches
Girth: 17 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Reported Insect Hatchs

None

Recommended Flies

Fly: Flashback Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Flashback Pheasant Tail Flashback Pheasant Tail
Fly: Nuclear Egg
Color: Orange
Size: 14
Time: All Day
Nuclear Egg Nuclear Egg
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Slate Gray
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger

Lincoln Hills Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 Fishing Trip Photos

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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:
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


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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