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Lincoln Hills  - Saturday, May 12, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: I think he is off. No he is still on! We've got him!

Fishing Highlights:

The last 30 minutes of the morning session was amazing. The fish were eating and Tyler and Tom put on a show with multiple doubles and some very colorful fish being landed on nymph rigs. Well done guys! I can't wait until we can do it again.

Be careful out there! Here comes the water, even most tail water streams outside of Denver are running dangerously high! A wading staff may be of use during this high water season. South Boulder Creek at Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club has been flowing high but deep nymphing rigs using San Juan Worms, Twenty Incher Stones, Girdle Bugs are still producing trophy fish. To better your odds of hooking trout try nymph fishing with a three fly rig. Try using a large Thin-a-ma-bobber in a bright color. The large size will keep your flies suspended and the bright color such as orange or red should be easy to see in the raging river!  The fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Slightly Off.

Fishing Report By:

Ethan Emery - Guide Photo
Ethan Emery

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Overcast Flow: 564
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 6 hours Number of Anglers: 2
Number Hookups: 45 Number Landed: 20

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 6 lbs 12 oz
Length: 23 inches
Girth: 11 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Blackish

Size: 22

Time: PM

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: American Grannom

Color: Brown Olive

Size: 14

Time: AM

Recommended Flies

Lincoln Hills Saturday, May 12, 2018 Fishing Trip Photos

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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Caddisflies

Insects: Little Sister Sedge
Color: Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Afternoon & Evening
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Little Tan Short Horn Sedge
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow
Dates: Mar 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Spotted Sedge
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: May 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
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: Western Black Quill
Color: Purplish Black to Grayish Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Jun 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-12
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: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Winter Black
Color: Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds
Size: 18-22
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: Grasshopper
Color: Green to Brownish Tan
Dates: May 15 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 2-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Red Ant
Color: Red to Orangish
Dates: May 1 – Oct 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group


Weather for Lincoln Hills

Current: 42.6 F (5.9 C) Clear Wind: From the SW at 4.0 MPH Gusting to 5.0 MPH

Current Conditions

clear
Currently: Clear
Temperature: 42.6 F (5.9 C)
Feels Like: 40 F (5 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 63%
Wind: From the SW at 4.0 MPH Gusting to 5.0 MPH
Pressure: 30.14
UV: 0
clear Thursday: Sunny to partly cloudy. High 71F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_clear Thursday Night: A clear sky. Low 46F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
clear Friday: Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 73F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_clear Friday Night: Clear skies. Low around 50F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
partlycloudy Saturday: Sunshine early then becoming cloudy later in the day. High 76F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Saturday Night: Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. Low 49F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
clear Sunday: Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 74F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Sunday Night: Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 46F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

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