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Lincoln Hills  - Sunday, May 12, 2019

Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT

Fishing Trip Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019

Sunday, May 12, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: This was ever better than expected!

Fishing Highlights:

Today was a perfect day on the water with Matt and Hunter. We got to Lincoln Hills bright and early ready to catch some fish. This was Matt's first time fly fishing but Hunter had some experience. I went over the basics with both of them and in no time they were catching some beautiful fish. Hunter was a natural and by lunch he was catching and releasing the smaller fish by himself. Matt was there to catch fish but also take a break from work, by the end of the day I think he had forgot all about work. Can't wait for these guys to come back and fish with us again.

This is some of the best fly fishing in Colorado! Good hatches of Midges and Blue Winged Olives are prevalent.  For best results start nymphing with small imitations using hook sizes 18-22.  The Ice is out! The bite is on at both rivers and lakes! 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. Lots of stoneflies are on the move! Nymph fish the fast water with patterns like a Pat’s rubber legs (size 10-16) or1 a Canyon Stone (size 10-16). Fly fishing is good but the water is cold! Be sure and bring a quality pair of waist high waders and studded boots! 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!  The fishing is fantastic.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.

Fishing Report By:

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Joe Hubbard

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 97
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 2
Number Hookups: 70 Number Landed: 55

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 4 lbs 0 oz
Length: 22 inches
Girth: 14 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Plain Brown Sedge

Color: Brownish

Size: 18

Time: PM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Girdle Bug
Color: Brown
Size: 12
Time: AM
Girdle Bug Girdle Bug
Fly: Flashback Hare's Ear
Color: Green
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Flashback Hare's Ear Flashback Hare's Ear
Fly: Egg
Color: Orange
Size: 16
Time: PM
Egg Egg

Lincoln Hills Sunday, May 12, 2019 Fishing Trip Photos

Matt and Hunter catching some beautiful fish at Lincoln Hills!
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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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