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Lincoln Hills  - Monday, Apr 30, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Monday, Apr 30, 2018

Monday, Apr 30, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: That was an awesome way to start a trip... with a moose sighting

Fishing Highlights:

The weather was beautiful at Lincoln hills and all the wildlife was taking full advantage of it. Coyotes were yipping to the back of the clubhouse in the early morning light and the moose were feeding in the creek behind the eco-center. John, Mackenzie and baby Whitney came up to take advantage of the day as well. We started out fishing a deep running nymph rig and baby Whitney watched as mom pulled out a really nice rainbow on her fourth cast. Soon the sounds of the river had Whitney napping and John stepped up to catch a few fish, putting a nice rainbow and cutthroat in to the net. As we moved along the river fishing the deeper pockets and holding pools, we found the fish were not particularly picky on the offerings. They ate worms, big stone flies and even some caddis imitations. After lunch it was much of the same with John landing some nice fish, while baby Whitney took her afternoon nap. Overall it was a good day to be on the water.

The rainbow and cut-bow in our waters have begun spawning. Fish egg patterns imitating both fresh (red eggs) and dead eggs (pale pinkish eggs). Concentrate your efforts on the biggest and deepest holes in the river.  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. Lots of stoneflies are on the move! Nymph fish the fast water with patterns like a Pat’s rubber legs (size 10-16) or1 a Canyon Stone (size 10-16). Fishing is good but it’s still cold out there! To maximize the bite strive to be on the water from 10 am to 2 pm. A wading staff may be of use during this high water season.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Off-Color.

Fishing Report By:

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Travis Jones

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 125
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Off-Color
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 3 hours Number of Anglers: 2
Number Hookups: 15 Number Landed: 10

Best Fish

Species: Cutthroat
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 22 inches
Girth: 14 inches
Greenback Cutthroat Female Greenback Cutthroat Female
Greenback Cutthroat Female Greenback Cutthroat Female

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color:

Size: 26/micro

Time: AM

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color:

Size: 18

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies

Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Cimmimon
Size: 14
Time: All Day
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Flashback Hare's Ear
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Flashback Hare's Ear Flashback Hare's Ear
Fly: Girdle Bug
Color: Dark Brownish Black
Size: 12
Time: All Day
Girdle Bug Girdle Bug

Lincoln Hills Monday, Apr 30, 2018 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: 42.6 F (5.9 C) Clear Wind: From the SW at 4.0 MPH Gusting to 5.0 MPH

Current Conditions

clear
Currently: Clear
Temperature: 42.6 F (5.9 C)
Feels Like: 40 F (5 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 63%
Wind: From the SW at 4.0 MPH Gusting to 5.0 MPH
Pressure: 30.14
UV: 0
clear Thursday: Sunny to partly cloudy. High 71F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_clear Thursday Night: A clear sky. Low 46F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
clear Friday: Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 73F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_clear Friday Night: Clear skies. Low around 50F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
partlycloudy Saturday: Sunshine early then becoming cloudy later in the day. High 76F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Saturday Night: Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. Low 49F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
clear Sunday: Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 74F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Sunday Night: Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 46F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

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