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Lincoln Hills  - Thursday, Aug 8, 2019

Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT

Fishing Trip Date: Thursday, Aug 8, 2019

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: Its so pretty up here!
What a sweet stretch of water!
That is a huge fish! I understand now what you mean by bug factory
Were is the 30 incher!
“That’s my biggest fish to this day!”
Lincoln Hills is an amazing place to fish!
I really think this is some of the best trout fishing anywhere in the world!
"Such a nice change to be on the river instead of my office ".
Well, the rain certainly didn't hurt the fishing!
Wow this place is amazing!

Fishing Highlights:

The day started off beautiful but we ended with a lot of rain in the afternoon. Flows are great right now on the creek and fishing is great. Jonathan spent the morning using a nymph rig to target some big fish in the riffles. Worms, WD-40's, and RS2's fooled most of the fish today. In the afternoon we switched over to a hopper dropper rig which seems to work pretty well for us. Overall it was a fantastic day with a fantastic group. Until next year Tight Lines.Another storybook day at Lincoln hills! From throwing dry flies to to stripping streamers we did a little bit of it all today with a steady supply of rain the river began to blow up in color and size so we decide to take advantage of this opportunity to throw some bigger patterns today like woolly huggers and larger streamers and when it came to nymphs we stuck to the bigger patterns like larger caddis larva or stoneflys. Lincoln hills is on fire right now the fish are feeding with no regards and Thomas and Will both definitely witnessed that today with both of them landing over 10 fish today with the highlight being Thomas Landing a really nice bow on a dry fly as so it touched the water!.The weather held out long enough for us today to get a good morning of fishing in. I fished with Jason and Larry and we started the morning with nymph setups. Larry was the first to put a beautiful rainbow in the net and went on to land a cutthroat and a brown as well. Jason had a lot of hook up first thing this morning but couldn't get one to stay on long enough for us to get it in the net. Jason made a great drift through a deep run and was rewarded with a very nice cutbow when his bobber went down. Lunch time came and when we went to get back on the river it was raining pretty good. Soon the weather cleared for a bit and the bugs started to come off in great numbers. We switched things up a bit and Jason threw a double dry and Larry swung some soft hackles. Both methods produced fish and we had a great hour or so of fishing, then the skies opened up again and the rain came down. The river turned off color and the fishing stopped. We decided it was a good time to go in.I had the opportunity to fish with Sam and Richard today. They were part of a large group of anglers that came up to fish on S. Boulder. The weather was great in the morning being over cast and cool. The flows were at 125 today so sight fishing was the name of the game. We fished hopper dropper to start off with, getting eats on soft hackle PT's, size 18 Pt's, and dirty french kiss. After lunch the rain the rain came in but we still caught fish on dries. Parachute Adams in size 12 worked as a good imitation for grey drakes that coming off. Sam put a nice rainbow in the net early, and Richard had two pigs on in the afternoon but we just couldn't seal the deal. Both coming off right at the net. The rain became more steady around 3:00 turning the river to mud, ending our day a little early. It was a great day on the river with a couple of great guys. Hope to be able to do it again soon. Townes and rob joined me for a day on Lincoln hills today. The fishing was lights out all day for the guys. Right when we stepped in Townes and rob were putting a bend in the rod. We took fish on dries and emerging insects. The highlight of the morning was watching Townes go to battle with a 24” female rainbow which made for a great photo and his biggest fish on the fly. After lunch fishing didn’t slow down. We had drakes come off with the cloud cover and rain. Rob took multiple fish on the nymph rig and Townes ran a dry dropper that took a lot of fish. Thanks for a great day fellas and see you again down the road! We had a great day at Lincoln Hills today on the river. We spent our morning on the Canyon Beat of the South boulder creek. Jeter and Michael were a blast to fish with, and we caught quite a few nice fish! Jeter has had some good fly fishing experience and seemed to know where to look for fish really well. Michael was out flyfishing for the first time ever and caught on really quickly, his first fish ever on the fly was an impressive 19'' and very healthy and strong. After we took a lunch break we moved up into the tunnel beat and had some great luck again in the afternoon with a few really nice Rainbow trout. Over all we had am amazing day and I hope to get out with Jeter and Michael again soon! With the flows coming down, Boulder creek is beginning to eat up, and the fishing is gettin better and better by the day! Today was Don’s first time with a fly rod and a day he won’t soon forget! It took him just a little while to learn how to cast and start making solid drifts over fish. After losing a couple trout Don set the hook on a nice rainbow and it took him for a couple blistering runs. With some finesse he brought the fish to the net. Don was all smiles with his first fish on the fly in the net. He went on to catch many more fish, and was a solid fisherman by the end of the day.It was another beautiful day to be on the river. Kevin started out the day putting a couple of wild browns in the net. Jim was having a good time throwing streamers and switched over to hopper/dropper rig. Right before lunch Kevin hooked into a very large rainbow but it broke off. Lunch was another fantastic set from Chef D. During lunch the clouds gathered and the rain fell. Everyone geared up as the rain continued to fall. The rain subsided and the hatches started.. the hopper/ dropper and dry fly action was great. The best part of the day was tossing double dry flies. The rain came back with a vengeance and discolored the river to the point that the trout were not eating. Overall it was another great day on the river.Ward, Jeff and I got to experience it all during our day on the water! Minks, Ospreys, big fish and rain showers! The morning started off with Ward getting back into the feel of the rod and after no time we had moved several fish with a hopper-dropper rig. Storm clouds started moving in on us before lunch, and fish seemed to be holding the bottom so we switched to nymph rig and Ward was able to put a few nice trout in the net. After a fantastic lunch, the rain moved in but the fish didn't mind! Jeff put a hurtin' on some trout with nymph rig throughout the entire afternoon. Ward cleaned up some nice fish both on dries and some emergers. Thanks for sticking it out through the rain gentlemen, I hope to fish with you both again!We had a great time on the water today. The weather was absolutely perfect in the morning when we fished the Placer beat of Lincoln Hills. The fish were bitting in the morning and we caught a lot of fish. Then the weather moved in and it rained hard. This caused the river to change to mud and the fishing really slowed down. Can't wait for this group to come back next year, we had a blast!










  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 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. 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. Look for the caddis to start popping in the afternoon. It is grasshopper season! Fish are taking hoppers tight to the banks with reckless abandonment! Try an Amy’s Ant (size 10-12) or California Blonde (size 10-16) to fool hopper eating fish. Terrestrial’s have been the name of the game. Grasshoppers, ants, beetles, you name it! The fish are holding tight to the banks in search of bugs falling in the water.  The fishing is fantastic.  Overcast skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 56-59 degrees and Stained.

Fishing Report By:

Mike Sherer - Guide Photo
Mike Sherer
Missing Photo
Langston Oxendine
Travis Jones - Guide Photo
Travis Jones
Missing Photo
Alan Dunlap
Colten Holschuh - Guide Photo
Colten Holschuh
Missing Photo
Mark Ahmadi
Missing Photo
Ameen Hosain
Randy Pruitt - Guide Photo
Randy Pruitt
Missing Photo
Conor Henricks
Missing Photo
Joe Hubbard

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 56-59
Sky: Overcast Flow: 123
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: Rain Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 19
Number Hookups: 340 Number Landed: 191

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 6 lbs 0 oz
Length: 24 inches
Girth: 13 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

None

Recommended Flies

Fly: Parawulff Drake
Color: Gray
Size: 12
Time: 
Parawulff Drake Parawulff Drake
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Blue Gray
Size: 14
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Green Drake Nymph
Color: Olive
Size: 14
Time: 
Green Drake Nymph Green Drake Nymph

Lincoln Hills Thursday, Aug 08, 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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