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Lincoln Hills  - Friday, Aug 2, 2019

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Friday, Aug 2, 2019

Friday, Aug 2, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: I love being out here!
Looking around and realizing where I am is good enough to have a great time, and hooking into these big fish makes this place incredible.
What a great day at Lincoln Hills!
I look forward to coming to Lincoln more and more every year.
" This is the first time that I have caught trout this size fly fishing".
What an awesome place !

Fishing Highlights:

Gary and I had some beautiful weather this morning. Flows had come up overnight because of rainstorm. With flows up the fishing was a little tricky in the morning. We found fish holding close to the bottom eating caddisflies and some fish-eating emergers near the surface. Gary caught a couple of really nice healthy fish that put some great fights. It is always a pleasure taking out this group. Tight lines until next time...Fishing in the morning started off typical as of late, with colder water and selective fish. Flows came up overnight which perpetuated difficult fishing conditions. However, Chuck took on the challenge and casually landed two fish right off the bat. We worked our way up through the Tunnel beat and figured out the fish in the beach run required a deep nymph rig, or soft hackles on the swing, with which he successfully executed. The top hole, floating rock, fished really well. We hooked a lot of fish quickly, including a nice 20" bow. The fish got wise and we headed for lunch. I had the pleasure of fishing with Mark and Greg after lunch and these guys made Steps Beat look a walk in the park. In just a short stretch of river these guys nailed fish on hopper dropper rigs. Fish are spread all throughout the shallow riffles and deep holes. Mark sight fished to a huge cutbow, which he hooked and landed over the falls. Greg landed a beast in bridge hole on a dry fly! Great Day!!!Great day with Dan and Chuck! We spent most of the working as many spots as we could on the river. By focusing on finding feeding fish, most of them we found were willing to eat. Using small baetis and midge patterns made everything a little tricky but we got the job done! Lots of bugs on the water and the weather is perfect! Get up here!Today I had the pleasure of taking Rich and Luke out fly fishing at Lincoln Hills. This was Luke's first time fly fishing and Rich his Grandpa really wanted him to get hooked. I spent some extra time going over the basics with Luke and he caught on in no time. We had some weather move in and out on us which made for a soggy afternoon. The fishing was really good in the morning but slowed a little when the rained moved in. Looking forward to spending another day with Rich and Luke!Scooter and I had a good morning. It took a while for the temperature in the river to warm up due to the increased flow and the heavy rain from the night before. About a hour before the lunch the trout really became active and we netted several nice fish including a 17 inch cutthroat and a large rainbow. The sky got dark after lunch and Scooter and I added a third person to our party on the river. The first run that I put the fellows in turn out to be our best of the afternoon. Gary made his first 6 cast and each cast hooked into a nice rainbow. Overall in that run we landed 7 trout out of 10 cast in a matter of 15 minutes. Scooter rolled a really BIG rainbow on the far side of the river, but popped him off. After that the rain started with huge drops and continued for a good half an hour putting an end to the hatches that were starting. If you ask me it was a successful day. What an awesome day at Lincoln hills! Bob and Mike are very used to Lincoln hills and the excellent fishing.They came in full force this year looking for big fish we are known for. We landed over 50 fish after it was all said and done and many of them were over that 16 inches. Dry flys were a major player into the days success with a parachute Adam's or a small elk hair caddis. But our biggest fish came on the classics like a Pheasant Tail or a caddis.






  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 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! 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. It’s hot! Get on the water early as the afternoons have been extremely warm and the fish are sluggish under the blistering sun.  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:

Mike Sherer - Guide Photo
Mike Sherer
T.K. Connor - Guide Photo
T.K. Connor
Missing Photo
Reid Eakins
Missing Photo
Joe Hubbard
Randy Pruitt - Guide Photo
Randy Pruitt
Missing Photo
Langston Oxendine

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 52-55
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 170
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 10
Number Hookups: 208 Number Landed: 130

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 5 lbs 0 oz
Length: 25 inches
Girth: 12 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)

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Insect: Gray Drake

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Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Black Sedge

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Recommended Flies

Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
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Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
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Soft Hackle Soft Hackle
Fly: Adams
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Adams Adams

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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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