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Lincoln Hills  - Thursday, Aug 1, 2019

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Thursday, Aug 1, 2019

Thursday, Aug 1, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: “Ooooooo that’s a tiger trout!”
"You have the best office ever".
This is truly an art! That's a once in a life-time fish!
Great day to be out on the creek at Lincoln Hills!
Man this is just awesome!

Fishing Highlights:

Kelsey and Tom joined me for a day on south boulder creek, full of dry dropper action throughout the day. We started off in shallow riffles and pocket water picking fish off with the dry and droppers. We worked up river covering as much holding water That we saw. Tom worked a large rainbow right before lunch but couldn’t get her to commit to the fly. After lunch it looked like rain was going to ruin the fun but it stayed to the north and we had a phenomenal afternoon with hungry fish once the insects started to move. Tom and Kelsey stayed hooked up for a good solid hour and it turned down a couple notches. The highlight of the afternoon was watching Tom go to battle with a Goliath of a rainbow but ended up with the upper hand. It’s always a pleasure having you guys out and I look forward to seeing you again! Manny, Chip and I had a good day. The beginning of the morning was good and the trout were fairly hungry. Manny was rocking the drake nymph and landed several fish in the first couple of runs that he fished. Chip and I worked had some good eats and we netted a couple of really nice rainbows. After lunch the clouds got thick and a light rain started. We started to see some adults flying around here and there. Chip was patient and it paid off. He battled a large rainbow that took his fly off of the surface, finally getting him to the net. It was a solid 22 inches. Over all it was another great day on South Boulder Creek.Chetter, Ben and I spent a day on the upper part of Lincoln Hills. Ben needed no more than few spots pointed out and his rod was bent all morning. Chetter and I started out going over some of the basics and fished a nymph rig through a deep hole. After a few adjustments and getting a feel for the rod Chetter put some nice fish in the net. After some lunch, we grabbed the rain jackets as some clouds moved around gave us a some on off showers. This did nothing but help our conditions as we saw hatches of PMD's and Drakes throughout the afternoon. The fellas both put some hogs in net, including a rainbow we taped at 22x14. Ben finished the day taking some fish on the surface with some small dries, but the real treat was sight fishing a great cutbow together. Cheers to a great day, I look forward to fishing with you both again!Can't beat days like this up at Lincoln Hills! The flows are coming down and fish are starting to look up in the afternmon With PMDS, Caddis, Blue Wings, Stones, Midges, Spinners and Drakes hatching, you will have a great opportunity to match the hatch. I spent most of my day with Tim and we went over different techniques and were able to pick up fish on dries and nymphs. Try doimg a double dry on the opposite banks when the hatch is on! Afternoon storms have for sure turned on the creek! Thanks guys for the great day!Today I got to fish with Brett and Bryan. We had a kick as the fish were on the feed first thing in the morning. Brett was the first to put a nice rainbow in the net and while I was netting his fish I heard Bryan who was brand new to the sport yelling that he had a fish on as well. We had are first double of the day and it was barely 9:00am. The rest of the morning the fish was fantastic!! We had some lunch and afterward we had a few rainstorms come in. This brought on some bugs for us and the dry fly fishing picked up. Brett landed a monster on his own, which I was very impressed. He didn't have a net but still managed to subdue the fish to the soft water and get a release. Bryan was catch fish after fish on his dry/dropper rig and had a banner day. It was just the kind of day that will spoil you and make you come back to Lincoln Hills again and again.





  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. The shallow riffles at Boulder River Ranch are bug factories this season! The late morning and early afternoon have been producing some outstanding dry fly fishing. Dry flies and droppers are the way to go! It summer at Lincoln Hills, the big fish are on the feed and many big fish in the 4-6 pound class have been hooked and our fly fishing trips have been fantastic. 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! The big fish are on the feed! Anglers are reporting hooking numerous brown and rainbow trout in the 5-10 pound range. This is your best shot at a World- Class trout fishing experience close to Denver. Try an Amy’s Ant (size 10-12) or California Blonde (size 10-16) to fool hopper eating fish.  The fishing is great.  Partly Cloudy skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 52-55 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

Colten Holschuh - Guide Photo
Colten Holschuh
Randy Pruitt - Guide Photo
Randy Pruitt
Missing Photo
Conor Henricks
Missing Photo
Reid Eakins
Travis Jones - Guide Photo
Travis Jones

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 52-55
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 122
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: Rain Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 10
Number Hookups: 280 Number Landed: 177

Best Fish

Species: Cutbow
Weight: 6 lbs 0 oz
Length: 29 inches
Girth: 17 inches
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female
Cutbow Male Cutbow Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

None

Recommended Flies

Lincoln Hills Thursday, Aug 01, 2019 Fishing Trip Photos

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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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