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Lincoln Hills  - Friday, May 4, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Friday, May 4, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: Our goal is to catch more fish than our dad's

Fishing Highlights:

Yesterday and last night laid down a nice blanket of snow on South Boulder creek, and today it was all about melting and run off. The water was stained for the morning session and we took advantage of it, landing some nice rainbows. Gigi was the first one to land a fish on her nymph setup, but Jojo quickly matched it with a rainbow of her own. We were catching them on caddis imitations and small mayfly nymphs. After lunch we headed out again and we hooked into several fish, but the fish won many of the battles and didn't make it to the net. We finally started landing fish again, but noticed the water was getting dirty as the snow was melting and the runoff was evident. We mostly stuck to bright colored bugs and after a trout took the bright orange indicator four times straight we added eggs to mix and continued to produce fish. The girls had a great time and we got lots of "fish kiss" pictures.

The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Off-Color.

Fishing Report By:

Travis Jones - Guide Photo
Travis Jones

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 120
Wind: None Clarity: Off-Color
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 2
Number Hookups: 30 Number Landed: 16

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

None

Recommended Flies

Fly: Caddis Pupa
Color: Green
Size: 18
Time: PM
Caddis Pupa Caddis Pupa
Fly: Flashback Hare's Ear
Color: Brownish
Size: 14
Time: AM
Flashback Hare's Ear Flashback Hare's Ear
Fly: Egg
Color: Fire Orange
Size: 16
Time: PM
Egg Egg

Lincoln Hills Friday, May 04, 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: 37.2 F (2.9 C) Mostly Cloudy Wind: Calm

Current Conditions

mostlycloudy
Currently: Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: 37.2 F (2.9 C)
Feels Like: 37 F (3 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 71%
Wind: Calm
Pressure: 30.35
UV: 0
partlycloudy Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 30s.
nt_partlycloudy Wednesday Night: Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 32F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
clear Thursday: Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 48F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 34F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
partlycloudy Friday: Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 52F. W winds shifting to ENE at 10 to 15 mph.
nt_clear Friday Night: Clear skies. Low 33F. Winds light and variable.
clear Saturday: Mainly sunny. High around 50F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_clear Saturday Night: A mostly clear sky. Low 33F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

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