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Lincoln Hills  - Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: It's not that cold!
“I see a big one right there!”
That is the biggest fish I've ever caught!

Fishing Highlights:

Although it was short day, it was a productive one. I had the pleasure of fishing with Frankie, James, and Mike in the morning. Fishing was a little slow in the morning but James managed to catch a nice cutbow right before lunch. We had a lot more success after a nice warm meal prepared by chef. After lunch we only had about an hour to fish and Frankie caught two nice rainbow trout back to back. The best fish of the day goes to James who managed to get a fat 20in rainbow trout to the net! Sounds like a great field trip to me!We’ve had snow push into the forecast up here on Lincoln hills this week. Colder temps are here but the water is up so the fishery is still in great shape. The vigil group came up for a short session of fly fishing today. The morning hours consisted of a crash course into nymph fishing and we managed to hook quite a few fish and a couple hit the net. After a hot meal we went back out switching the groups a little. There was one goal in mind today, everyone catch a fish and we accomplished that. Thanks for a good day guys. It was a chilly day but that didn't stop Will and Baden from soaking up the fun and learning the sport of fly fishing. After both getting their casting down, we focused on their presentations and sure enough, the trout followed! Both Will and Baden hooked and landed multiple trout throughout the day and had smiles on their faces from ear to ear.



  Do yourself a favor and get to Colorado’s mountains! The leaves are changing, the elk are bugling, and big brown trout are on the move! After a whole season of pressure the fish are getting spooky. Stealth is the name of the game so walk softly and keep a low profile. The lower flows and clear water means it’s time for smaller flies, longer leaders, and lighter tippets.  Make sure to not expose yourself too much in an effort to avoid spooking fish. The browns are beginning to spawn. Please watch out for spawning beds so we can be sure to have a successful hatch! Bundle up its cold out there! The days are getting shorter and fish are going into winter feeding habits. For best results plan on getting on the water around 10 am. Usually the bite is good until 2-3 pm.  The fish are beginning to stack up. Concentrate your efforts on the river’s riffles and deep long holes. The water is looking good and is flowing low and clear. The sight fishing has been great.  The fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 28-31 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

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Joe Hubbard
Colten Holschuh - Guide Photo
Colten Holschuh
Matthew Valdez - Guide Photo
Matthew Valdez

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 28-31 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Overcast Flow: 61
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: Snow Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 9
Number Hookups: 35 Number Landed: 15

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 4 lbs 0 oz
Length: 20 inches
Girth: 17 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

None

Recommended Flies

Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Purple
Size: 18
Time: All Day
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Tungsten Zebra Midge
Color: White
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Tungsten Zebra Midge Tungsten Zebra Midge

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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

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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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