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Lincoln Hills  - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Quote(s) of the Day: First Cast.....First Fish!!

Fishing Highlights:

The flows bumped down from yesterday to 440CFS and it had the moving and feeding. Armand's first cast was a hookup on a beautiful 20" Cuttbow which made for an awesome start to a beautiful day. We worked the deeper slower water throughout the day which produce the majority of the fish. In the morning hours we landed some really nice fish with some great colors. The afternoon were finding it hard to find soft enough water up in the canyon on the side we were fishing to produce fish but we buckled down and waded out far enough to reach the far side with a cast and a good enough drift which produced some nice fish. As we were walking back to the cart Armand wanted to find one last piece of water that would end the day with a bang and we did just that with another 20" Cuttbow to net. When we went to take a picture the fish flopped us and away we went. Armand said "That's okay, I'll catch him in a couple years when he is 26"!

This is some of the best fly fishing in Colorado! Concentrate your efforts on the biggest and deepest holes in the river.  We are catching some of the biggest rainbow trout of the year! To better your odds of hooking trout try nymph fishing with a three fly rig. To fish effectively find the bottom of the river and then fish up. Remember the fish are holding deep, to fish effectively cover the water thoroughly. Make sure you are snagging bottom every five casts or so, this will ensure that your flies are getting down deep to the fish.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.

Fishing Report By:

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Colten Holschuh

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 440
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 6 hours Number of Anglers: 1
Number Hookups: 34 Number Landed: 21

Best Fish

Species: Cutbow
Weight: 4 lbs 0 oz
Length: 20 inches
Girth: 11 inches
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female

Reported Insect Hatchs

None

Recommended Flies

Fly: Egg
Color: Orange
Size: 18
Time: PM
Egg Egg
Fly: Girdle Bug
Color: Dark Brownish Black
Size: 10
Time: All Day
Girdle Bug Girdle Bug
Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Brown
Size: 20
Time: All Day
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm

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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