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Lincoln Hills  - Saturday, May 18, 2019

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: Man! This is so much fun. I sure am glad that the sun came out and made it a nice day.
"It seemed like every third drift, I'd catch a fish!"

Fishing Highlights:

Today I got to fish with Jim and Jeff. When we started out it was a cold cold morning and fish were sluggish. We managed to put a few fish in the net, but by 11:00 the numbers were lower than I expected us to have. About that time the sun came out and the water warmed up and the fishing started to pick up as well. I gave Jim a streamer set up and told him to sling it around for a while. He picked up two very nice rainbows on the first two casts and he was having a blast. Jeff continued to dredge heavy nymph rigs in the quicker currents and picked up several nice fish including a couple brownies. After lunch the fishing continued to improve and we caught numerous fish on heavy weighted nymph rigs in the deep plunges of Canyon. Jim landed a very very nice cut bow and Jeff landed a numerous fish on his own. Overall the day was a great one and the guys had a great time!We had another odd ball weather day today for being the middle of May. When we showed up the air temps were in the upper 20's and the wind was blowing which made it cold. Flows came down yesterday afternoon and stabilized around 260 CFS which cleared up the water and had the fish in a happier mood. Max was the first to hook up and land his first few trout. Chris was started to get used to reading the strikes and steadying his hookset. As the air warmed the fish started to feed and we stayed hooked up throughout the rest of the morning hours. There was a good hour or so at the 10 o'clock hour where Chris and Max had me running back and forth netting fish and snapping photos. Not a bad problem to have. Max was set up in the middle of the river fishing a soft eddy on the far side and was catching fish after fish. After lunch the fishing slowed down a little bit but we stayed consistent catching fish. Thanks for another great day guys!


  The fishing is good.  Partly Cloudy skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Off-Color.

Fishing Report By:

Travis Jones - Guide Photo
Travis Jones
Colten Holschuh - Guide Photo
Colten Holschuh

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 240
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Off-Color
Precip: Sleet Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 4
Number Hookups: 128 Number Landed: 78

Best Fish

Species: Cutbow
Weight: 5 lbs 0 oz
Length: 23 inches
Girth: 12 inches
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female
Cutbow Male Cutbow Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

None

Recommended Flies

Fly: Crystal Bugger
Color: Yellowish Olive
Size: 10
Time: 
Crystal Bugger Crystal Bugger
Fly: Gold Ribber Hare's Ear
Color: Brownish Tan
Size: 14
Time: 
Gold Ribber Hare's Ear Gold Ribber Hare's Ear
Fly: Egg
Color: Golden Nugget
Size: 16
Time: 
Egg Egg

Lincoln Hills Saturday, May 18, 2019 Fishing Trip Photos

Another great time on Lincoln Hills with the Fly Fisher guide service
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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late June

Caddisflies

Insects: Great Gray Spotted Sedge
Color: Gray Green to Olive Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Jul 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Little Plain Brown Sedge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
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: Little Western Dark Sedge
Color: Dark Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Mid Day
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Micro Caddis
Color: Yellow, Orange or Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Oct 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 20-22
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: Brown Drake
Color: Dark Brown to Blackish
Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: Evening
Size: 10-12
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Callibaetis Speckled Dun
Color: Tannish Olive to Olive Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Cloudy, Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Late Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Olivish Yellow to Yellowish Pink
Dates: Jun 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Mid Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 16-22
Spinner Fall: Late 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: Iron Blue Quill
Color: Light Olive Tan to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Late Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Creamish Olive to Yellowish
Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: Early Morning
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: After Afternoon
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
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Slate Winged Drake
Color: Brown to Slate Gray
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 1
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-12
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
Insects: Western Green Drake
Color: Dark Olive
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Cloudy, 1-4 pm
Size: 8-12
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: Giant Golden
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Follows Salmonflies
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Micro Yellow
Color: Greenish Yellow to Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: 46-54° Water Temps Morning
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
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
Insects: Yellow Sally
Color: Pale Yellow to Pinkish Yellow
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 2-8
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
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: 64 F Shower Rain Wind: 21 WSW mph

Current Conditions

Rain
Currently: Shower Rain
Temperature:  64 F
Temp Max:  75 F
Temp Min:  52 F
Humidity: 68%
Wind: 21 WSW mph
Pressure: 1016
Rain Sunday 9:00PM — 53 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 47 and 53 .
Wind: 2 SW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Rain: 2.312 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Monday 6:00AM — 43 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 42 and 43 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Rain Monday 9:00AM — 56 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 56 and 56 .
Wind: 1 SSW mph; Humidity: 59%;  Rain: 0.125 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 12:00PM — 59 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 59 and 59 .
Wind: 8 E mph; Humidity: 65%;  Rain: 2.313 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 3:00PM — 46 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 7 SE mph; Humidity: 94%;  Rain: 6.812 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 6:00PM — 50 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 2 WSW mph; Humidity: 84%;  Rain: 4.063 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 9:00PM — 44 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 44 and 44 .
Wind: 6 WNW mph; Humidity: 93%;  Rain: 1.5 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 6:00AM — 40 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 40 and 40 .
Wind: 19 W mph; Humidity: 91%; 
Clouds Tuesday 9:00AM — 54 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 54 and 54 .
Wind: 10 WNW mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Rain Tuesday 12:00PM — 58 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 58 and 58 .
Wind: 7 WNW mph; Humidity: 59%;  Rain: 2.063 for next 3 hours.
Rain Tuesday 3:00PM — 55 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 55 and 55 .
Wind: 13 WNW mph; Humidity: 73%;  Rain: 4.625 for next 3 hours.
Rain Tuesday 6:00PM — 51 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 51 and 51 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 78%;  Rain: 1.813 for next 3 hours.
Rain Tuesday 9:00PM — 44 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 44 and 44 .
Wind: 26 W mph; Humidity: 88%;  Rain: 1.562 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 42 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 30 W mph; Humidity: 83%; 

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