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Lincoln Hills  - Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: “That big fish that ate the dry there, that was the fish of the day!”
Perfect! That's something I don't hear very often. Perfect Russell!
"I got a hog" said John as we netted his very large rainbow.
"It was so much fun just having a fish of that size on my line"!
I could stand out here all day and just look around and be completely happy.
I love being out in nature!
We caught even more fish than last year!
I'm telling you, I could do this every day-all day!

Fishing Highlights:

What a day Geri and Justin had with us again today. Right off the bat fishing was fantastic. Justin hooked and landed multiple fish out of a shallow riffle and Geri tried to shake off her first trout as it was a little 4” rainbow. Ha. Justin progressed nicely fishing shallow riffles taking fish on the dry and droppers. Geri enjoys spending time in the river and watching her boy catch fish. After a great lunch fishing got even better. Justin has a ball picking apart a riffle in Lincoln hills beat and putting the rod in a bend all afternoon. The highlight of the afternoon was watching Justin make a technical roll cast into a tight area and proper mending, landed his biggest trout on the fly. And on a dry fly to boot. Great work out there guys and hope to see you again next year!!Today I got the pleasure of fishing with Joe and Russell. Both guys I have fished with before and we had a great time. The fishing in the morning was a little slow, but by about 11am the fish started keying on bigger bugs and hitting the surface. Joe landed a couple nice rainbows in the morning and turned up the gas in the afternoon, landing several rainbows and browns on dry flies. Russell is new to the sport and we worked on casting and drifts. He told me that he was going to have nightmares about me telling him to lift his rod all day long. Perfect practice paid off and Russell landed a few fish this morning on his dry/dropper rig. He really turned it up a notch when he landed 11 fish in a row out of one hole. At the end of the day, we had lots of laughs, high fives and plenty of fish to the net.John, Joe and I had a great day on the river. The morning was consistent with several nice trout brought to the net. Both Joe and John rolled some larger trout but they were not able to get a good hook set on them.The gazpacho that Chef D made for lunch had great flavor and really hit the spot on a hot day. The afternoon started and finished with a bang. The first 3 cast Joe made produce 3 good sized trout. Those are good odds. We proceeded to net trout at every hole we fished. At the final minutes of the day John hooked into a beast of a rainbow and we were able to get that big boy in the net. It was a great finish to an epic afternoon. The flows are getting to be just about perfect. The bugs are coming out in full force. Those two combinations make for a fun day on the river.Matt and Brad are pretty new to this sport.It did not take them long before they were putting fish in the net. Brad hooked his first pig of the day with a nymph rod. Brad did the same not to much longer after that. The fish seemed to be stuck on the bottom early on. It took about a hour before we grabbed our dry dropper rigs. That was the last time we used the nymph rods for the day. The bugs started to come out and the fish wanted to play.Matt and Brad did a great job floating the dries. Just before lunch Brad hooked and landed his second pig of the day. A nice twenty one inch fat ole rainbow. After lunch the bugs were still out. We hooked fish on dries all afternoon.Matt had two fish in the twenty six range on his line but the fish had other ideas. This was my first time fishing with Matt and Brad, we all had a great time. Thanks for a great dFishing with Lavina and Katie today was an absolute blast - its literally impossible not to have an epic day in July up here at the ranch. We started off fishing the Tunnel beat, arguably the most rugged and beautiful stretch of our river and these two ladies started tricking these wild fish left and right. The fish ate the fly and spit with lightning reflexes but we still managed to see a few up close in the net. Right about lunch time the Drakes and PMDs started hatching in mass - we also saw clouds of tiny Tricos which made for some highly aggressive trout. The Railroad beat in the afternoon was insane; I saw more massive fish hooked up my Katie and Lavina's line than anyone else this year. Not only that, but these fish are crushing bugs so hard they're eating the fly on the back cast! I think the best part of the day was seeing the ladies catch their first fish on a fly rod - really cool! Great job and thank you! South Boulder Creek is finally coming into form. Flows are just about perfect and the bugs are hatching. August is a great time to come up to Lincoln Hills. Tyler spent the morning catching fish after fish. We used a variety of techniques such as an indicator rig, Euro Nymphing, and Hopper Droppers. All 3 produced fish. In the afternoon we had some great hatches and used a triple dry fly rig to try to fool some fish. However, fish were more keyed into emerger patterns than dry flies. Overall we had a fantastic day. Thanks again Tyler!The fishing at Lincoln Hills has been amazing lately, with the warmer days and the water coming down we are seeing lots of bugs on the water! Today was no different we had lots of fun hooking and landing alot of fish. This group is always a blast to fish with and I can't wait till next year!Dan and I got to spend a day on the water together and let's just say there's some pretty sore mouths in the river. After getting a feel things dialed in Dan was moving fish regularly. We caught fish below, and had several takes on the surface with hopper dropper rigs. After a great lunch, it was game-on. Dan put multiple large rainbows in the net all over 20'' and with the girth to match. It was truly a blast to see Dan get the hang of fly fishing and put some true giants in the net. I hope to fish together soon!








  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.  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 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.  The fishing is great.  Partly Cloudy skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 52-55 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

Colten Holschuh - Guide Photo
Colten Holschuh
Travis Jones - Guide Photo
Travis Jones
Randy Pruitt - Guide Photo
Randy Pruitt
Stacy Ferguson - Guide Photo
Stacy Ferguson
T.K. Connor - Guide Photo
T.K. Connor
Mike Sherer - Guide Photo
Mike Sherer
Missing Photo
Joe Hubbard
Missing Photo
Conor Henricks

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 52-55
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 115
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 14
Number Hookups: 366 Number Landed: 210

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 6 lbs 0 oz
Length: 21 inches
Girth: 14 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge

Color: Gray

Size: 20

Time: AM

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Late Pale Morning Dun (PMD)

Color: Creamish Olive

Size: 18

Time: PM

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Plain Brown Sedge

Color: Light Brown

Size: 16

Time: PM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Biot Midge
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 20
Time: AM
Biot Midge Biot Midge
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Cream
Size: 18
Time: PM
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Pheasant Tail
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 18
Time: PM
Pheasant Tail Pheasant Tail

Lincoln Hills Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 Fishing Trip Photos

Great time on the water with Fly Fisher Guide Service at Lincoln Hills
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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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