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Lincoln Hills  - Friday, May 4, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Friday, May 4, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: That’s my personal best up here!

Fishing Highlights:

The morning fishing was excellent. We tried copper johns, baetis, midges, leeches, worms, and eggs and the fish were eating everything. Adam and Sam each put more than a dozen fish in the net. Adam landed a 23” cutbow and a cutthroat of 4+ pounds. Sam landed a 20” rainbow and several just under 20”. He also hooked two fish over 25” but unfortunately they both popped off. The afternoon was significantly slower. We had to work a little harder but fish were still caught. I hope to see Adam and Sam at Lincoln Hills again in the near future. Overall, another great day at Lincoln Hills.

The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Slightly Off.

Fishing Report By:

Patrick Duane - Guide Photo
Patrick Duane

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 115
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 2
Number Hookups: 52 Number Landed: 37

Best Fish

Species: Cutbow
Weight: 7 lbs 0 oz
Length: 23 inches
Girth: 16 inches
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female
Cutbow Male Cutbow Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 24

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies

Fly: Egg
Color: Greenish Yellow
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Egg Egg
Fly: Leech
Color: Greenish Brown
Size: 12
Time: All Day
Leech Leech
Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Pink
Size: 14
Time: All Day
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm

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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