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Lincoln Hills  - Sunday, Jul 28, 2019

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Sunday, Jul 28, 2019

Sunday, Jul 28, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: "The fish are going nuts over all theses bugs"!
"I am ok at getting BIG trout to the net"

Fishing Highlights:

It was a slow start for use early on. Rick was the first one to break the slump. The fish were stuck on the bottom for the first hour or so.Rick hooked another one on a nymph rig. Caryn got her first on a nymph rig as well. After that we moved down river a little. We went to a dry dropper rig when we saw some fish starting to move around. Caryn put a drift up river and close to the bank and a nice rainbow came over and grabbed it right away. Slow morning over! We went down river just one run below and found lots of hungry fish. The bugs came out around 10:30.From that time until lunch the fishing was nuts.Drakes,blue wings,pmd's.Everything was coming off. We went with triple drake set up and Caryn was hooking one after the other.The afternoon brought us a little wind that knocked some of the hatches down a little. They were still there just not as many. Rick and Caryn did great on dry dropper rigs for the rest of the afternoon. Thanks to the both of you for a great time today.Today was good day on the water. We found many trout that were hungry and willing to eat our flies. Taylor and Dave really made the morning fun as we netted many nice fish. Right before lunch we were fishing a nice plunge pool, we saw a rise and Taylor made the perfect cast. As soon as her flies landed we saw here hopper go down. She set the hook and the battle was on. The end result was an amazing cutthroat that measured over 20 inches. That is the way to finish out the morning. In the afternoon Dave and I work a side channel with a single dry fly. He learned to read the water and how to manage the fly. He was rewarded with lots of eats and a couple of nice trout to the net. Another good day on the river.


  Lots of insects are on the water! This is some of the best fly fishing close to Denver right now. We are seeing regular hatches of Pale Morning Duns, Gray and Green Drakes, Mahogany Duns, Caddis, Yellow Sallies, and Golden Stones.  The evening hatch has been something you just don’t want to miss. Dry flies and droppers are the way to go! Work the water in between major runs and riffles, sometimes the odd pocket will produce a trophy fish. The caddis hatch is on fire! Try using a big Elk Hair Caddis with Jay Zimmerman’s Banksia Bug dropped off the back. Look for the caddis to start popping in the afternoon. The fish are looking fat and healthy! Many nice fish in the 16-22” range have been hooked! This is your best shot at a World- Class trout fishing experience close to Denver. It is one hot summer on the river! Time to put the waders away and bust out the gravel guards and wet wading sandals.  Try an Amy’s Ant (size 10-12) or California Blonde (size 10-16) to fool hopper eating fish.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

Stacy Ferguson - Guide Photo
Stacy Ferguson
Randy Pruitt - Guide Photo
Randy Pruitt

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 48-51
Sky: Clear Flow: 122
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 4
Number Hookups: 89 Number Landed: 59

Best Fish

Species: Cutthroat
Weight: 4 lbs 1 oz
Length: 20 inches
Girth: 15 inches
Greenback Cutthroat Female Greenback Cutthroat Female
Greenback Cutthroat Male Greenback Cutthroat Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Late Pale Morning Dun (PMD)

Color: Yellowish Green

Size: 16

Time: PM

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Brown Drake

Color: Brown Olive

Size: 16

Time: PM

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Trico

Color: Black

Size: 24

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies

Fly: Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Blue Winged Olive Emerger Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Fly: Soft Hackle
Color: Yellow
Size: 18
Time: PM
Soft Hackle Soft Hackle
Fly: Rainbow Warrior
Color: Pinkish
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Rainbow Warrior Rainbow Warrior

Lincoln Hills Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 Fishing Trip Photos

Rick and Caryn spent a great day of fishing at Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club.
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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late August

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 16-18
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: 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: 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: Ginger Quill
Color: Pale Cream to Whitish
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 14-16
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: 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: Pink Pale Morning Dun
Color: Pink to Orangish to Rusty Red
Dates: Aug 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Daytime
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Early Morning
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: Trico
Color: Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Early Afternoon
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: 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: 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
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 & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
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: Dog Day Cicadas
Color: Black & Orange
Dates: Jul 1 – Aug 31
Emergence: Varied
Size:
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Flying Black Ant
Color: Black
Dates: Aug 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Mid Afternoon
Size: 14-18
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: 79 F Clear Sky Wind: 9 WNW mph

Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  79 F
Temp Max:  88 F
Temp Min:  67 F
Humidity: 26%
Wind: 9 WNW mph
Pressure: 1014
Clouds Thursday 9:00PM — 69 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 54 and 69 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 61%; 
Clouds Friday 6:00AM — 55 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 52 and 55 .
Wind: 20 W mph; Humidity: 41%; 
Clouds Friday 9:00AM — 63 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 63 and 63 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Clouds Friday 12:00PM — 69 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 69 and 69 .
Wind: 6 W mph; Humidity: 21%; 
Rain Friday 3:00PM — 60 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 60 and 60 .
Wind: 10 SSE mph; Humidity: 43%;  Rain: 0.062 for next 3 hours.
Rain Friday 6:00PM — 53 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 53 and 53 .
Wind: 16 SE mph; Humidity: 71%;  Rain: 0.688 for next 3 hours.
Rain Friday 9:00PM — 49 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 19 WSW mph; Humidity: 70%;  Rain: 0.062 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Saturday 6:00AM — 48 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 48 and 48 .
Wind: 20 W mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clouds Saturday 9:00AM — 59 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 59 and 59 .
Wind: 22 WNW mph; Humidity: 33%; 
Clouds Saturday 12:00PM — 65 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 65 and 65 .
Wind: 35 WNW mph; Humidity: 25%; 
Clouds Saturday 3:00PM — 71 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 71 and 71 .
Wind: 28 NW mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clouds Saturday 6:00PM — 67 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 67 and 67 .
Wind: 25 WNW mph; Humidity: 24%; 
Clouds Saturday 9:00PM — 55 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 55 and 55 .
Wind: 22 WNW mph; Humidity: 36%; 
Clouds Sunday 6:00AM — 49 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 24 W mph; Humidity: 46%; 

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