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Lincoln Hills  - Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: I expected the weather to be worse!

Fishing Highlights:

You have to love spring in Colorado. This morning we arrived to blizzard like conditions. The river was up a bit and slightly stained which made for great fishing conditions. Mark and Cam started the morning nymphing all the different plunge pools as we worked up river. The fish were eating red worms, orange eggs, and a variety of different nymphs. The weather really never let up on us all day. The snow turned to rain and then turned back to snow. Mark and Cam were troopers out there and had a great time. We spent some time in the afternoon working on roll casting which came in very handy in some parts of the river. Thanks again for a great day on the water guys!

The fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 32-35 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Stained.

Fishing Report By:

Mike Sherer - Guide Photo
Mike Sherer

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 32-35 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Overcast Flow: 120
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: Snow Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 2
Number Hookups: 45 Number Landed: 38

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 4 lbs 7 oz
Length: 21 inches
Girth: 10 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

None

Recommended Flies

Fly: Flashback Pheasant Tail
Color: Brownish
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Flashback Pheasant Tail Flashback Pheasant Tail
Fly: Egg
Color: Fire Orange
Size: 14
Time: All Day
Egg Egg
Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Red
Size: 14
Time: All Day
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm

Lincoln Hills Wednesday, May 02, 2018 Fishing Trip Photos

Nasty spring weather did not stop us!
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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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