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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:

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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 Female Greenback Cutthroat Female

Reported Insect Hatchs

None

Recommended Flies

Fly: Biot Midge
Color: Almost Black
Size: 18
Time: 
Biot Midge Biot Midge
Fly: Garcia's Rojo Midge
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
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.
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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 Pactolus Lake

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