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Lincoln Hills Pactolus Lake  - Thursday, Nov 30, 2017

Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR

Fishing Trip Date: Thursday, Nov 30, 2017

Thursday, Nov 30, 2017
Quote(s) of the Day: Wow! It's cold this morning. I thought slushies were from 7-11.

Fishing Highlights:

It was a very chilly morning here at Lincoln hills today. The temp outside read 21 degrees and the river was definitely reflective of that as well. It was very slushy this morning with some thicker shelf ice built along the edges. Fishing was tough in the morning as the water was to slushy to get your flies through and into the water. After the sun had hit the river in the afternoon, some of the slush subsided so running a European style nymph rig was tried in some of the spots where the sun had been hitting the water. Overall it was a beautiful day to be up here and enjoying the weather and catch up a couple fish.

The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 44-47 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

Travis Jones - Guide Photo
Travis Jones

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 44-47 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 21
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 1
Number Hookups: 2 Number Landed: 2

Best Fish

Species: Cutthroat
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 19 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Greenback Cutthroat Female Greenback Cutthroat Female
Greenback Cutthroat Male Greenback Cutthroat Male

Reported Insect Hatchs


Recommended Flies

Fly: Biot Midge
Color: Almost Black
Size: 18
Biot Midge Biot Midge
Fly: Garcia's Rojo Midge
Color: Black
Size: 20
Garcia's Rojo Midge Garcia's Rojo Midge

Lincoln Hills Pactolus Lake Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 Fishing Trip Photos

Winter may have finally arrived at Lincoln Hills.
Lincoln Hills Pactolus Lake Fishing  (image 1) Lincoln Hills Pactolus Lake Fishing  (image 2)
Lincoln Hills Pactolus Lake Fishing  (image 3) Lincoln Hills Pactolus Lake Fishing  (image 4)

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late December


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

Weather for Lincoln Hills Pactolus Lake

Current: 38.7 F (3.7 C) Clear Wind: Calm

Current Conditions

Currently: Clear
Temperature: 38.7 F (3.7 C)
Feels Like: 39 F (4 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 39%
Wind: Calm
Pressure: 30.18
UV: 0
clear Saturday: Clear. Lows overnight in the upper 20s.
nt_clear Saturday Night: Clear skies. Low 27F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
clear Sunday: Sunny skies. High 48F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_clear Sunday Night: A mostly clear sky. Low 29F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
mostlycloudy Monday: Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High near 45F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
nt_mostlycloudy Monday Night: Considerable cloudiness. Low near 30F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
partlycloudy Tuesday: Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 36F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 32F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

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