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Lincoln Hills  - Thursday, May 10, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: That fish was hot!

Fishing Highlights:

Peter and I spent the morning fishing streamers. With the higher water we were focusing on the softer water close to the bank. With the sudden jump in flows we found fishing to be a little bit slow. We tried a variety of different streamers but tan, olive, and white seemed to work the best. Even though we were focusing on fishing we had are eyes peeled for birds. We saw some kingfishers an a few Stellar's Jays flying around. After a delicious lunch we worked up river never spending to much time in each spot. We ended up finding some fish holding on the edge of a deep pool. The fish we did catch were hot and had a lot of fight in them. There were multiple times Peter's Hardy reel was screaming with a big pissed off rainbow at the end of the line. Peter and I had a blast sharing stores, hooking fish, and spotting birds.

The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Stained.

Fishing Report By:

Mike Sherer - Guide Photo
Mike Sherer

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 360
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 7 hours Number of Anglers: 1
Number Hookups: 9 Number Landed: 5

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 4 lbs 0 oz
Length: 21 inches
Girth: 10 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color:

Size:

Time: All Day

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Tan

Size: 20

Time: PM

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Gray Drake

Color: Blackish

Size: 14

Time: PM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Wooly Bugger
Color: Tan
Size: 4
Time: All Day
Wooly Bugger Wooly Bugger
Fly: Bunney Leech
Color: Whitish
Size: 4
Time: All Day
Bunney Leech Bunney Leech
Fly: Zoo Cougar
Color: White
Size: 2
Time: All Day
Zoo Cougar Zoo Cougar

Lincoln Hills Thursday, May 10, 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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