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Lincoln Hills  - Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: What a beautiful day!
"I think you are getting the hang of it"!
"I can't believe that fish missed the dry!"
"I love to be able to sight fish to BIG trout and then put them in the net".
Great day with thess girls at Lincoln Hills!
This place is amazing - I just can't believe it!
After lunch, no bobbers!
Lincoln hills has some really amazing fish and is so beautiful!

Fishing Highlights:

Dan and Bill arrived around nine this morning ready to fish, and we hit the river running. Both Dan and Bill hooked fish right off the bat, Dan with a solid bow of 15" and Bill with the same. We started the morning with indicator rigs with an egg pattern followed by a black rainbow warrior. This combo work well in the deeper runs, hooking several fish. Right before lunch we switched over to hopper dropper rigs. We did manage to move a couple of fish with the hopper, but didn't manage any to hand. After an amazing lunch prepared by Chef, we continued with the hopper dropper. With lower flows, today they were at 74 cfs, the fish had moved into the riffles and faster water on the edges. Being overcast and cool temps made for a real pleasant day spent on the river. It was a great day spent fishing with Dan and Bill. One I wont soon forget.The day started off on the cooler side this morning. Austin started off with a dry dropper rig in the shallow water. He had a couple of fish take the dropper. Austin used a nymph rig in the deeper water. He got a couple of nice fish to eat as well. Right before lunch the fish started to move around .After lunch we all went with dry dropper rigs and were met by a lot of fish that wanted to eat. Both Austin and Mark were hooked up on a regular basis the whole afternoon. Fish were taking the dry as well as the droppers. Mark took a beautiful tiger trout on top. Austin landed a big cuttbow that went twenty two inches on the dropper. A fun day to be on the water with these two today .Thank you to everyone who came up and spent the day with us.The Classic Homes group was up today for their third and final trip of the year. Joe and I were paired together today and the fishing was good right off the bat. We started with a double dry fly rig but the fish didn't seem to respond well, so we went to nymphing. Within the first few casts on the nymph rig we started to hook into fish. The first run Joe managed quite a few fish including a 24" rainbow which made for a great photo. We progressed up river and managed to find fish in every run we came to. The highlight of the morning was watching multiple fish come up and take the dry fly in shallow water. After lunch the fish seemed a little off. We started the afternoon on nymphs but ended up switching over to a dry dropper rig which proved to be successful with multiple fish landed. Joe's last fish of the day was a 22" cutbow which was a great way to end a successful day.It was a good day despite it being overcast for most of the day. The trout were hungry but the afternoon really heated up. The best part of the day was when I spotted a very large rainbow from a high vantage point. I went down and placed Seth in the right spot. He could kinda of see him and he made a couple of casts and boom. The rainbow ate our fly and put up a good fight before we got him to the net. Best trout of the day. Had the pleasure to guide Gabi and Stephanie today on a beautiful day up at Lincoln Hills! Its that time of year where the weather and the river are both pretty perfect! This was the 1st time for both the ladies so we started fresh and went through training. After just an hour on the river, both these ladies got on some pretty nice fish! The rest of the day was great and full of laughs. These ladies really proved that girls outfish the guys! Great day! Today was an awesome day in two distinct ways: one, assisting Jim with perfecting his established fly fishing skills and bringing Andy into the sport of fly fishing within a beautiful setting and opportunities to catch a lot of fish. The morning started off quickly when Andy nailed a 19" bow in Big Rock Run, lower Canyon Beat. Jim, meanwhile, was upstream dancing around the pockets and riffles hooking up on the occasional aggressive trout. We sight fished a gorgeous rainbow feeding heavy on emerging BWOs and once Jim got the right drift she nailed his split back bwo emerger; in the net she was even bigger than it looked, measuring in at 22". Andy was a fast learner, really understanding the nymph fishing technique and consistently landed fish in every likely spot. The afternoon was amazing in Tunnel Beat. Perfect weather and lots of big feeding fish. Jim nailed a gorgeous bow that fought like a steelhead, eventually bringing her to the net. Overall guys, thank you - great day!I got to spend a day on the water with Steve and this guy did it all! We caught fish in the morning on a nymph-rig but quickly moved to hopper-dropper. Steve and I worked some riffles and found multiple willing fish both beneath but also on the hopper. After lunch, we busted out the streamer. Steve caught a couple good rainbows on the strip, but the highlight of the afternoon was a dry-eat. Towards the end of the day we spotted a nice fish feeding a tight corner between a boulder and pile of sticks on the bank. Steve placed a perfect cast and few minutes later a 20'' Rainbow was in the net! Well done my man, hope to fish together soon!Today was an absolutely perfect day to be at Lincoln hills fly fishing club. The fish were hungry and Tom and Mac gave them something to eat! Tom had been up to Lincoln hills before but the was Macs first time and his first time fly fishing! Mac caught on quick and was catching fish in no time. Tom is a natural and had no problem getting a bunch of fish to the net today. These guys are a pleasure to fish with and I cant wait for them to come back next year!








  Do yourself a favor and get to Colorado‚Äôs mountains! The leaves are changing, the elk are bugling, and big brown trout are on the move!  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 56-59 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

Missing Photo
Alan Dunlap
Stacy Ferguson - Guide Photo
Stacy Ferguson
Colten Holschuh - Guide Photo
Colten Holschuh
Randy Pruitt - Guide Photo
Randy Pruitt
Missing Photo
Reid Eakins
T.K. Connor - Guide Photo
T.K. Connor
Missing Photo
Conor Henricks
Missing Photo
Joe Hubbard

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 56-59
Sky: Clear Flow: 72
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 15
Number Hookups: 393 Number Landed: 228

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 5 lbs 10 oz
Length: 22 inches
Girth: 18 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Dark Blue Olive

Size: 18

Time: PM

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Red Quill

Color: Dark Brownish Red

Size: 16

Time: AM

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Plain Brown Sedge

Color: Brown Olive

Size: 16

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies

Fly: Caddis Emerger
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Caddis Emerger Caddis Emerger
Fly: Flashback Hare's Ear
Color: Light Olive Brown
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Flashback Hare's Ear Flashback Hare's Ear
Fly: Juju Baetis
Color: Blackish Purple
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Juju Baetis Juju Baetis

Lincoln Hills Wednesday, Sep 04, 2019 Fishing Trip Photos

Fly Fishing Lincoln Hills with Joe
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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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