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Lincoln Hills  - Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: This place is so beautiful! Man there are some big fish in here!

Fishing Highlights:

Run-off is in full swing! Tony and Will came up to fish with us today and we had a great time learning how to fish in high water. For being a first time fly fisher Will did very well and mastered the cast and drag free drift quickly, which resulted in fish to the net. His best fish of the day came toward the very end of our trip when he put in a very nice Cutthroat. Tony was an old hand at fly fishing. He hadn't been for a few years and the joy of having a trout on the line brought back many great memories for him. Once Tony got rolling, he was putting fish after fish in the net and had the biggest grin on his face. The water is high, spring run-off is in full effect on South Boulder Creek. Find soft water, use lots of weight and get a good drift and you will usually pick up a fish or two. I've been saying it all week, the fishing is there... its just not as easy as we have come to expect at Lincoln Hills. But if you want to catch some fish, they are there and hungry.

The rainbow and cut-bow in our waters have begun spawning. Fish egg patterns imitating both fresh (red eggs) and dead eggs (pale pinkish eggs). With the water running fast the fish are clinging to the bottom so be sure and bring lots of split shot and heavily weighted flies. Look for fish holding anywhere there is structure especially eddies and log jams. Fly fishing is good but the water is cold! Be sure and bring a quality pair of waist high waders and studded boots! Be careful out there! Here comes the water, even most tail water streams outside of Denver are running dangerously high! Wading is difficult but the fishing is still good. A wading staff may be of use during this high water season. Here comes the water for Denver! To fish effectively find the bottom of the river and then fish up. Remember the fish are holding deep, to fish effectively cover the water thoroughly. Make sure you are snagging bottom every five casts or so, this will ensure that your flies are getting down deep to the fish.  The fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Stained.

Fishing Report By:

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Travis Jones

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 36-39
Sky: Overcast Flow: 610
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: Hail Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 2
Number Hookups: 27 Number Landed: 16

Best Fish

Species: Cutthroat
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 18 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Greenback Cutthroat Female Greenback Cutthroat Female
Greenback Cutthroat Female Greenback Cutthroat Female

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Dark Blue Olive

Size: 18

Time: AM

Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Micro Black

Color: Almost Black

Size: 18

Time: PM

Recommended Flies

Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Pink
Size: 14
Time: All Day
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Pheasant Tail Pheasant Tail
Fly: Copper John
Color: Black
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Copper John Copper John

Lincoln Hills Tuesday, May 15, 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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