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Lincoln Hills  - Thursday, Sep 5, 2019

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Thursday, Sep 5, 2019

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: Ok, so the goal today is to catch the smallest fish, the biggest fish and the most fish, and if we don't we will tell them we did.
"See if that big one will eat again"!
That's a contender!
Lincoln Hills is an amazing place to flyfish.
"Hey Gregg, did you see that?"
“I think that’s my biggest fish I’ve caught here!”
Such amazing weather!
Such a beautiful place!
Starting to feel like fall is right around the bend!
I love coming here, every year is awesome!

Fishing Highlights:

It was a riot today fishing with a rowdy bunch of Texans. Ricky and Eric were excellent fisherman as long as I was standing right next to them - haha - just kidding - you guys nailed fish all day whether we nymphed, dry-droppered or double-dried or streamer fished ... it was on like donkey kong. The BWOs were poppin just like my flies in the trees! The unholy pegged egg caught some fish but really, it seemed like a good drift worked regardless of fly choice. Ricky and Eric started nailing fish right off the bat in upper Placer beat and as the day progressed the fishing just got better. It was really fun to watch Eric move downstream, hooking up with rainbows on a streamer while Ricky fished a techy nymph rig, also catching fish. The afternoon in canyon was excellent with a full scale beatis hatch bringing fish to the emerging and dry fly eating stage. The boys crushed em as usual - lots of double ups. Big fish eats, and some awesome dry fly action at the end of the day. Today we started off with dry droppers with fish mostly taking the dropper flies.Kody was the first one to put one in the net .Scott was not far behind .Daryl not being able to get in the water dropped his first fish in the net as well. Kody went to a streamer and seemed to catch the fish off guard. To say he had the hot hand would be a horrible understatement, Every time we looked up he had a fish on. Scott stayed with the dry and hooked some big fish as well. Kody ended the morning with several fish over twenty his big one going twenty four inches. In the afternoon we stayed with our same rigs with a few fly changes the fish were still wanting more. The streamer and the dries stayed hot with Scott taking a twenty four inch rainbow with some girth. Kody kept up his torrid pace with his ninja streamer. It is always a great time with this group. Thanks to everyone for a fun time today.Russ put a beatin' on some fish today! In the morning, Russ set the bar pretty high. We worked a hopper-dropper rig through some soft riffles for most of the morning. After a few adjustments we bagged a couple of pig rainbows. one of which taped 22''X14''. After a great lunch, some cloud cover gave us the opportunity to throw some dry flies. The day was complete when Russ and I sight fished a great cutbow together we spotted in some pocket-water. Cheers Russ, Day 1of2!We had a great day out on South Boulder Creek today. Dan and I had the Railroad beat to start off our day and we didn't waste any time getting started. We started off with a hopper dropper set up and landed a few solid fish before getting out the streamer rod. This method proved to be just as productive and we moved a lot of fish. After Lunch Gerald joined Dan and I on the Placer beat. We started at the bottom of the beat and worked our way up river with a lot of success. After Dan was on fire for a bit, Gearld then started getting a lot of good action and landed a monster 24" Rainbow! What a great and memorable day out on the river! Cant wait to fish with you guys again. Today was a great day. The weather was absolutely beautiful with just a few clouds through out the morning. The trout were being selective in the morning but as the afternoon clouds rolled in the fishing really heated up. The best part of the day was throwing some large streamers and getting some great eats on them. Texas boys were back in town and they’re always a kick in the butt to fish. Brandon, Chris, and I fished canyon this morning and fishing was hot right out of the gate. Chris started with a streamer rig and put the 6wt to work on a 22” bow and then his biggest fish right after. A 24 1/2” rainbow with 14” of girth. Brandon hooked up so many fish it was hard to keep count and landed some big guns himself. Right before lunch it seemed like every cast we had a fish eat in cliff hole. After lunch fishing was still hot until right around 3:30. Awesome day on the river! Seth and I have fished together for a couple of years now. So there was no surprise when we decided to fish hard and use multiple techniques. We switched between a nymph rig, hopper dropper, double dry, and streamer rigs. All 4 worked well for us and produced fish. I think the highlight of the day was watching all those fish eat the small dry flies. It is always a pleasure Seth. Until next time tight lines.Luke and Marco joined me for a day the river. They are in town for the weekend from Texas. Today was the first time that Luke had ever fished, of any kind. He was a great student, and managed a few fish on the time out. The morning started out a bit slow, indicator rigs seemed to work the best, but the go to bugs weren't working. Best fly for us was a size 16 stonefly nymph. Flows have been maintaining at 74 cfs for the past few days allowing for some great sight fishing. Marco managed something that I have never witnessed before, he land the same fish, back to back. Crazy thing is, it was in different locations within the run. After lunch things picked up a bit, with both of them landing six fish apiece. There was an afternoon hatch of BWO's that made for a fun afternoon. It was a great day spent with some new friends. Claudio and Brendon were a blast today. We started at square one and spent a good amount of time going over the basics in the morning. After a little bit of practice and fine tuning, we were ready to roll and were hooking on to some great fish. Claudio and Brendon were great and I wish to fish them again soon!What an amazing day on the water at Lincoln hills with Stu and Chris! Stu had been to Lincoln hills a few times and was catching fish on his first cast. This was Chris's first time fly fishing so I took a little extra time with him and went over all the details of fishing. Chris caught on quick and was catching fish in no time. We caught a bunch of fish today but the big guys eluded us. Stu did get a nice 18in football of a rainbow trout to the net. Cant wait to fish with these guys next year!










  The lower flows and clear water means it’s time for smaller flies, longer leaders, and lighter tippets.  Make sure to not expose yourself too much in an effort to avoid spooking fish. Dry and dropper rigs are fooling a lot of fish. The water is low and clear, dry dropper set ups have been consistently producing.  The fish are beginning to stack up. Concentrate your efforts on the river’s riffles and deep long holes. The water is looking good and is flowing low and clear. With the nice weather there is still ample opportunity for good days on the water. The sight fishing has been great.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

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

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 48-51
Sky: Clear Flow: 74
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 19
Number Hookups: 573 Number Landed: 369

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 8 lbs 0 oz
Length: 24 inches
Girth: 15 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

None

Recommended Flies

Lincoln Hills Thursday, Sep 05, 2019 Fishing Trip Photos

Scott,Kody and Daryl spent a great day of fishing at Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club.
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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%; 

Archived Fishing Reports for Lincoln Hills