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Lincoln Hills  - Friday, Aug 23, 2019

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Friday, Aug 23, 2019

Friday, Aug 23, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: "I wasn't expecting to catch so many trout. Last time I had a guided trip I only landed 1 out every 3 fish I hooked into".
This is head-hunting!
I can now understand what the lure is about this... It's pretty freaking awesome
“I actually saw that fish come up and look at the dry. How cool!”
That was so cool!
This water looks amazing!
Today was amazing!
What a beautiful day to be up at Lincoln Hills!

Fishing Highlights:

Today was a fantastic day on the river. Pat landed over twenty trout and the biggest one was hooked and put up a great fight. It actually did a circle around him and briefly got our line caught in a tree. We netted him as he was making a short rest near the surface. It got very cloudy after lunch but the pending storm never materialize. Cliff was throwing double dries on the side channel and was rewarded with a very nice rainbow that surprised us both with his size. What a great day.Mark Cameron and I spent a day on the water together and these guys put a beating on some trout. In the morning we found fish holding low, and we are able to nymph a few up including a stud rainbow Mark put in the net. As the sun hit the water, we moved to hopper-droppers and picked some pocket water. Cameron bagged a nice fish after spotting it and working a hopper-dropper to feed him. Well done. Right before lunch, the fellas double-up with two nice rainbows, one of which taped 21''x13''. After a great lunch, the afternoon cloud cover that has been norm lately brought out the dries. We spent the afternoon spotting and stalking, fish in pockets that were more than willing to eat a properly presented dry-fly. We won't talk too much about the tank that spun around, ate right at Mark's feet, peeled 40 feet of line and popped the line. We'll even the score on em' next time. Hope to see you both down the road, cheers!Today I got to fish Ryan. He had never been fly fishing before and was excited to check it out. We spent the first little bit of our trip learning how to cast, spent time understanding the bugs and why we were picking the flies we were fishing and getting the proper drift. Ryan was a quick study and started hooking fish pretty quick into his day. His first fish to the net was a beautiful 18" rainbow. Ryan did really well all afternoon on a nymph rig and swinging the flies at the very end of his drift. The fish were eating them on the lift.I had the pleasure of fishing with brad and Greg today out of the group. Brad and I have been paired up in the past so he was familiar with the program. Greg is brand new and was ecstatic about trying fly fishing for the first time. He had zero expectations which is great because his expectations were exceeded beyond anything he could imagine. He got the cast down after a bit and reading a strike and then the catching followed. He manage to hook quite a few fish in the morning and landing a few nice ones. Brad was hooking and landing fish right off the bat. After lunch we stayed with the nymph rig for a short while and then made a switch to the dry dropper. Brad took a bunch of fish on both the surface and subsurface insects. Greg followed suit doing the same. The highlight of the day was watching Greg go from knowing nothing about fly fishing to spotting fish coming up and taking a look at his dry fly. Great job out there boys and I look forward to the next outing. Paul and Willy picked a beautiful day to fish Lincoln Hills. Partly cloudy skies with a nice breeze made for some perfect conditions. We started the morning with an indicator rig which fooled a lot of fish. The big ones would not give us a break and broke us off to many times to count. The afternoon we had lots of surface activity so we fished a double dry for most of the afternoon. Willy caught a nice 21-inch rainbow near the end of the day. Always a pleasure taking out new clients.Fished with a couple of great guys today, Jason and Shawn. They came up to fish on a corporate trip today. Jason and I got started into fish right off the bat. within the first hour he had three to the net and two more LDR's. Shawn showed up a little later in the morning, and managed one bright bow. After a great lunch, made by Chef "D", we loaded up up in my car and hit the next section of water. Shawn found his groove early and knocked out some good fish. At one point he had two fish on at the same time. The flows were at 117 today, shaping into a great fall fishing season. Deep indicator rigs worked best in the morning, most of the fish eating a size 20 black rainbow warrior. In the afternoon we switched over to hopper dropper rigs. What a great day spent on the water with a couple of really cool guys. Looking forward to the next time.Today was a great day of fishing with Matt and Jim, the fish were biting and the weather was perfect! Jim had a great day catching alot of fish and the biggest one that measured 21in. Matt caught a lot of fish also but the big ones eluded him today, we hooked 3 but the all managed to shake free. Matt did manage to land one of the most beautiful fish I have seen at Lincoln hills in a while, a 12in cutthroat!Hard to beat days like this up at Lincoln Hills! The weather is perfect, the river is flowing beautiful and the fish are on the feed. The mornings have been a little slow somedays but today was not the case. Getting out on the river, all we had to do was find actively feeding fish. Most fish right now will give you a chance with a well presented fly. Beautiful days and fisbing ahead this fall, cannot wait!








  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 is one hot summer on the river! Time to put the waders away and bust out the gravel guards and wet wading sandals.   The fishing is good.  Partly Cloudy skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 52-55 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

Randy Pruitt - Guide Photo
Randy Pruitt
Missing Photo
Conor Henricks
Travis Jones - Guide Photo
Travis Jones
Colten Holschuh - Guide Photo
Colten Holschuh
Mike Sherer - Guide Photo
Mike Sherer
Missing Photo
Alan Dunlap
Missing Photo
Joe Hubbard
Missing Photo
Reid Eakins

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 52-55
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 115
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: Rain Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 15
Number Hookups: 293 Number Landed: 171

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 5 lbs 0 oz
Length: 21 inches
Girth: 13 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Late Pale Morning Dun (PMD)

Color: Yellowish Green

Size: 18

Time:

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Gray Drake

Color: Gray

Size: 14

Time:

Recommended Flies

Fly: Parachute Adams
Color: Yellowish Green
Size: 18
Time: 
Parachute Adams Parachute Adams
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Green
Size: 16
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Juju Baetis
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Juju Baetis Juju Baetis

Lincoln Hills Friday, Aug 23, 2019 Fishing Trip Photos

Great day on the water with The Flyfisher Guide Service
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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late September

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: 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: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late 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: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
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: 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

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: 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: 83 F Clear Sky Wind: 11 SSE mph

Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  83 F
Temp Max:  91 F
Temp Min:  67 F
Humidity: 9%
Wind: 11 SSE mph
Pressure: 1015
Clouds Monday 6:00PM — 73 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 59 and 73 .
Wind: 8 SSW mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00PM — 62 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 51 and 62 .
Wind: 19 W mph; Humidity: 60%; 
Clouds Tuesday 6:00AM — 49 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 20 W mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clouds Tuesday 9:00AM — 56 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 56 and 56 .
Wind: 21 WSW mph; Humidity: 46%; 
Clouds Tuesday 12:00PM — 65 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 65 and 65 .
Wind: 31 WSW mph; Humidity: 29%; 
Clouds Tuesday 3:00PM — 63 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 63 and 63 .
Wind: 46 WSW mph; Humidity: 33%; 
Clouds Tuesday 6:00PM — 55 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 55 and 55 .
Wind: 35 SW mph; Humidity: 51%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00PM — 45 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 17 SW mph; Humidity: 73%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 43 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 12 W mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clear Wednesday 9:00AM — 55 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 55 and 55 .
Wind: 7 SSW mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clear Wednesday 12:00PM — 64 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 12 SW mph; Humidity: 30%; 
Clouds Wednesday 3:00PM — 64 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 7 SSE mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00PM — 62 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 62 and 62 .
Wind: 9 S mph; Humidity: 35%; 
Clouds Wednesday 9:00PM — 50 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 21 W mph; Humidity: 48%; 

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