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Lincoln Hills  - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR

Fishing Trip Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Quote(s) of the Day: Man the fish took us down to about 25 yards of backing on the reel

Fishing Highlights:

With the cold weather that moved in overnight and the fact that they shut some of the water off from the tunnel the flows had dropped to the mid 400s today. This had the fish a little out of sorts and they were very picky and the takes were extremely light. Barry and Amy were in Denver for a conference this week and took a day to come up and fish with us. It took us a while today before we found what the fish were liking, but after that we managed to get a few in the net and lost a few wild ones as they ripped every inch of fly line off the reel and took us well into the backing before they managed to spit the hook. Amy got the first fish of the day on a deep running nymph rig. Barry started drifting a conehead woolly bugger below his indicator and finally picked up a couple of really nice bows. lots of laughs, high fives and the weather really did favor us today as it was supposed to get nasty around noon, but we had sun until we got in the cars to leave.

With the water running fast the fish are clinging to the bottom so be sure and bring lots of split shot and heavily weighted flies. The water is now high enough that you can nymph fish the bigger holes effectively from the bank. A wading staff may be of use during this high water season. South Boulder Creek at Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club has been flowing high but deep nymphing rigs using San Juan Worms, Twenty Incher Stones, Girdle Bugs are still producing trophy fish.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Stained.

Fishing Report By:

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Travis Jones

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 448
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 2
Number Hookups: 8 Number Landed: 4

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 20 inches
Girth: 5 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Reported Insect Hatchs

None

Recommended Flies

Fly: Buckskin Worm
Color: Cream
Size: 14
Time: 
Buckskin Worm Buckskin Worm
Fly: Flashback Pheasant Tail
Color: 
Size: 20
Time: 
Flashback Pheasant Tail Flashback Pheasant Tail
Fly: Wooly Bugger
Color: Cream
Size: 8
Time: 
Wooly Bugger Wooly Bugger

Lincoln Hills Wednesday, May 17, 2017 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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