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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 fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Stained.

Fishing Report By:

Travis Jones - Guide Photo
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 Male Greenback Cutthroat Male

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

Great day fishing with the Flyfisher Guide Service on Lincoln Hills
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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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