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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

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 September

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Micro Caddis
Color: Yellow, Orange or Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Oct 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)
Color: Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
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 & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
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: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
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 Pactolus Lake

Current: 45.3 F (7.4 C) Clear Wind: From the WSW at 2.9 MPH Gusting to 4.0 MPH

Current Conditions

clear
Currently: Clear
Temperature: 45.3 F (7.4 C)
Feels Like: 45 F (7 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 40%
Wind: From the WSW at 2.9 MPH Gusting to 4.0 MPH
Pressure: 30.06
UV: 0
clear Sunday: A good deal of sunshine. High 74F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Sunday Night: Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 49F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
partlycloudy Monday: Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 67F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
nt_clear Monday Night: Clear skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 37F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
partlycloudy Tuesday: Partly cloudy skies. High 58F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Tuesday Night: A few clouds. Low 36F. Winds light and variable.
clear Wednesday: Abundant sunshine. High 64F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_clear Wednesday Night: Clear. Low 41F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

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