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Lincoln Hills  - Sunday, Jul 7, 2019

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Sunday, Jul 7, 2019

Sunday, Jul 7, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: What a perfect day, we couldn't ask for anything more.

Fishing Highlights:

Today was a spectacular, iconic experience in the Colorado mountains. The perfect weather greeted us from start to finish and the cherry on top was great fishing. Charlie, Bruce and I started on the Lincoln Hills beat, which at 300 cfs is a tricky stretch of river - you need to find what little pockets of holding water exist. The good news is there are fish tucked away in all these nooks and crannies and a good drift is often all it takes to hook up. The morning remains a little slow, much like how a tailwater fishes but as you approach the afternoon the bugs start hatching the fish get really aggressive. Placer beat fished great in the afternoon. Bruce hooked up with a really big rainbow right off the bat and continued to hook several fish in each likely looking spot. Charlie and I picked up a few solid fish out of swirl hole and the riffles upstream, which are absolutely stuffed with fish right now. It'll be a long while before I forget that huge rainbow that broke us off!

The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

T.K. Connor - Guide Photo
T.K. Connor

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 48-51
Sky: Clear Flow: 350
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 2
Number Hookups: 52 Number Landed: 29

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 4 lbs 0 oz
Length: 21 inches
Girth: 15 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Dark Blue Olive

Size: 18

Time: PM

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Slate Winged Drake

Color: Blue Gray

Size: 16

Time: PM

Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Yellow Sally

Color: Greenish Yellow

Size: 14

Time: PM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Chernobyl Ant
Color: Tan
Size: 10
Time: PM
Chernobyl Ant Chernobyl Ant
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Gray
Size: 14
Time: All Day
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger

Lincoln Hills Sunday, Jul 07, 2019 Fishing Trip Photos

Fly fishing in Colorado and the recent guided trips continue to impress with trophy trout eating big dries, streamers and emerging mayflies.
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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: 56 F Scattered Clouds Wind: 8 NNE mph

Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Scattered Clouds
Temperature:  56 F
Temp Max:  64 F
Temp Min:  37 F
Humidity: 35%
Wind: 8 NNE mph
Pressure: 1015
Clouds Tuesday 9:00PM — 51 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 51 .
Wind: 56 W mph; Humidity: 71%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 34 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 29 and 34 .
Wind: 56 W mph; Humidity: 66%; 
Clouds Wednesday 9:00AM — 30 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 64 W mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clouds Wednesday 12:00PM — 37 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 37 and 37 .
Wind: 54 W mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Wednesday 3:00PM — 35 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 48 WNW mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00PM — 26 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 18 W mph; Humidity: 73%; 
Snow Wednesday 9:00PM — 20 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 15 SE mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 4 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 6:00AM — 10 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 5 WSW mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.5 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Thursday 9:00AM — 17 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 17 and 17 .
Wind: 8 WSW mph; Humidity: 77%; 
Clouds Thursday 12:00PM — 27 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 1 ESE mph; Humidity: 71%; 
Clouds Thursday 3:00PM — 27 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 20 WNW mph; Humidity: 66%; 
Clouds Thursday 6:00PM — 18 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clear Thursday 9:00PM — 15 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 27 W mph; Humidity: 77%; 
Clear Friday 6:00AM — 18 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 34 W mph; Humidity: 71%; 

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