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Lincoln Hills  - Saturday, Aug 24, 2019

Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT

Fishing Trip Date: Saturday, Aug 24, 2019

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: That is the biggest fish I'll catch in my whole life! Dude, this is really fun - catching these fish is amazing.

Fishing Highlights:

Today was truly short and sweet. I met up with John and Wyatt at 8am sharp and we hit the water with vigor. The Lincoln Hills Beat fished really well this morning which was a great surprise from the recent slow mornings. Trout were actively feeding on small beatis, caddis pupa and midges. Wyatt hooked up with a beautiful 20" rainbow right off the bat which soon after rested in the net. John picked up high stick nymphing and quickly hooked fish including some sporty mid sized rainbows. We worked our way down the river, catching fish in every good spot - the boys gave me a shot at a big bow on a far side seam and after a few minutes we embraced a 5 pound hen. Wyatt hooked several nice fish in upper diversion. It was really cool to see this young angler pick up the nuances of fly fishing so quickly. John had an epic battle with a huge rainbow that resulted in a 10 min. battle .. long story but we got her John! 9 pound huge gorgeous fish - best of the year so far! Wyatt: Keep Fishing!

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. 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 caddis hatch is on fire! Try using a big Elk Hair Caddis with Jay Zimmerman’s Banksia Bug dropped off the back. 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 days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler, fall is around the corner.  The fishing is fantastic.  Overcast skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

T.K. Connor - Guide Photo
T.K. Connor

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 48-51
Sky: Overcast Flow: 104
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 4 hours Number of Anglers: 2
Number Hookups: 27 Number Landed: 15

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 9 lbs 0 oz
Length: 25 inches
Girth: 22 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Snow Midge

Color: Grayish Brown

Size: 22

Time: AM

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Dark Blue Olive

Size: 20

Time: AM

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Plain Brown Sedge

Color: Brownish Tan

Size: 16

Time: AM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Two Bit Hooker
Color: Purplish Black
Size: 18
Time: AM
Two Bit Hooker Two Bit Hooker
Fly: Flashback Hare's Ear
Color: Tan
Size: 16
Time: AM
Flashback Hare's Ear Flashback Hare's Ear
Fly: Biot Mayfly
Color: Gray Brown
Size: 20
Time: AM
Biot Mayfly Biot Mayfly

Lincoln Hills Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 Fishing Trip Photos

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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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