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Lincoln Hills  - Saturday, May 4, 2019

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: This is freaking awesome! I got to catch three species of fish and learned a lot of new skills.

Fishing Highlights:

Chris came to Lincoln Hills to learn more about the sport of fly fishing and fish with me. Its been a long time since these old friends have spent a day on the water. I got the pleasure of fishing with him and showing him a few tricks of my own. We fished the morning session with European style nymph rigs and worked on the casting and tracking principles of this style. After a great lunch from Chef D, or afternoon fishing was more traditional for Lincoln Hills. We fished a dry/dropper and threw a few streamers to some extremely aggressive trout. Chris is a very quick study, listened well and had a blast catching fish. Chris's best fish of the day, came off the dry dropper rig, when a great looking cutthroat ate the dropper as it passed through the zone. There were a lot of laughs, lots of great discussions, and a ton of high fives and smiles.

This is some of the best fly fishing in Colorado! Good hatches of Midges and Blue Winged Olives are prevalent.  Switch to dries and emergers when you see fish suspended just below the surface or actively rising. Concentrate your efforts on the biggest and deepest holes in the river.  Fly fishing is good but the water is cold! Be sure and bring a quality pair of waist high waders and studded boots! We are catching some of the biggest rainbow trout of the year! Late spring temperatures are running high around Denver and the surrounding Western Slope. Get in some time right now before the water begins to blow out! Guides say tandem streamer setups are the way to go.  The fishing is great.  Partly Cloudy skies and 56-59 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: 56-59 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 81
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Stained
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 1
Number Hookups: 31 Number Landed: 21

Best Fish

Species: Cutthroat
Weight: 5 lbs 0 oz
Length: 23 inches
Girth: 14 inches
Greenback Cutthroat Female Greenback Cutthroat Female
Greenback Cutthroat Male Greenback Cutthroat Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: American Grannom

Color: Brownish

Size: 16

Time: PM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Buckskin Worm
Color: Yellow
Size: 14
Time: 
Buckskin Worm Buckskin Worm
Fly: Chernobyl Ant
Color: Purple
Size: 12
Time: 
Chernobyl Ant Chernobyl Ant
Fly: Red Squirrel Nymph
Color: Brownish
Size: 14
Time: 
Red Squirrel Nymph Red Squirrel Nymph

Lincoln Hills Saturday, May 04, 2019 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: 56 F Clear Sky Wind: 13 NNE mph

Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  56 F
Temp Max:  68 F
Temp Min:  40 F
Humidity: 23%
Wind: 13 NNE mph
Pressure: 1009
Clouds Saturday 9:00PM — 42 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 31 and 42 .
Wind: 20 W mph; Humidity: 66%; 
Clouds Sunday 6:00AM — 28 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 25 and 28 .
Wind: 11 W mph; Humidity: 69%; 
Clouds Sunday 9:00AM — 40 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 40 and 40 .
Wind: 4 S mph; Humidity: 47%; 
Snow Sunday 12:00PM — 41 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 41 and 41 .
Wind: 15 ESE mph; Humidity: 61%;  Snow: 0.312 for next 3 hours.
Snow Sunday 3:00PM — 37 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 12 E mph; Humidity: 87%;  Snow: 4.375 for next 3 hours.
Rain Sunday 6:00PM — 37 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 9 NE mph; Humidity: 96%;  Rain: 4.563 for next 3 hours.
Rain Sunday 9:00PM — 34 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 5 NW mph; Humidity: 98%;  Rain: 2 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 6:00AM — 33 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 5 NE mph; Humidity: 99%;  Rain: 0.188 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 9:00AM — 37 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 11 ENE mph; Humidity: 94%;  Rain: 0.125 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 12:00PM — 38 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 38 and 38 .
Wind: 12 E mph; Humidity: 96%;  Rain: 1.313 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 3:00PM — 44 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 44 and 44 .
Wind: 17 SE mph; Humidity: 77%;  Rain: 3.562 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 6:00PM — 43 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 5 WNW mph; Humidity: 83%;  Rain: 5.563 for next 3 hours.
Snow Monday 9:00PM — 34 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 17 WNW mph; Humidity: 89%;  Snow: 3.625 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 6:00AM — 27 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 18 W mph; Humidity: 88%;  Snow: 1.062 for next 3 hours.

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