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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 fishing is good.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Off-Color.

Fishing Report By:

Travis Jones - Guide Photo
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 Male Greenback Cutthroat Male

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 October

Caddisflies

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

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

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 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


Weather for Lincoln Hills

Current: 42.6 F (5.9 C) Mostly Cloudy Wind: Calm

Current Conditions

mostlycloudy
Currently: Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: 42.6 F (5.9 C)
Feels Like: 43 F (6 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 58%
Wind: Calm
Pressure: 30.50
UV: 2
partlycloudy Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High near 45F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_clear Wednesday Night: A clear sky. Low 32F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
clear Thursday: Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 48F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Thursday Night: A few clouds. Low 33F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
partlycloudy Friday: Partly cloudy skies. High 52F. W winds shifting to ENE at 10 to 15 mph.
nt_clear Friday Night: Clear skies. Low 32F. Winds light and variable.
clear Saturday: A mainly sunny sky. High 51F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_clear Saturday Night: Clear. Low 32F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

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