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Lincoln Hills  - Friday, Sep 6, 2019

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Friday, Sep 6, 2019

Friday, Sep 6, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: That water is chocolate milk!
“I lost count”
Party!
"Oh man that was a big fish"!
"I am the prettiest catch on the river". Chris commenting after he hooked himself.
Flyfishing is so relaxing here at Lincoln Hills.
Great day with Gregg and Dan!
Hold my stuff, watch this!
I hope we catch even more fish than we did yesterday!
We've caught more fish this morning than I've ever seen in a whole day!

Fishing Highlights:

Day 2 was cooler and overcast. Both of those conditions made me think streamers. However, we tried streamers today but only really caught a handful. The nymph rig worked the best for us today but we still managed to catch a few using the double dry, The storms rolled in hard this afternoon which left us with muddy water which made fishing very difficult. Thanks again Seth for a couple of fun days. Until next time tight lines.The morning hours were slow for us. We managed to land a couple right off the bat but fish seemed to be finicky. Russ got his first fish on a streamer fish and a few more chases. Claudio landed a couple nice ones right away. We had to drop tippet sizes and manage a few more right before lunch. A thunderstorm rolled in right at the noon hour which had us sitting around for an hour or so swapping fish stories and goofing around. Once it past we got back out. Fishing was fire for a good hour which had both Russ and Claudio busy with a bent over rod. Claudio worked a streamer rig which produce some nice ones. Russ beat em up on the nymph rig and the streamer. The water turned to chocolate from all the rain and turned the fish off but we got it while the getting was good. Thanks boys for a fun day and I look forward to the next one! Spent the day fishing with a couple of new friends from Texas. Chris and Eric are in town for a little rest and relaxation. We started the day around 8:30, and started catching fish on the first cast. With a pair of 15" rainbows in the net we knew it was going to be a great day. It didn't really seem to matter what we threw at them, they were going to eat. A purple San Juan in size 16 seemed to work best in the morning. Chris did have some luck with a double streamer rig about mid morning, we fooled a really nice 24" bow. After lunch we had a little bit of a rain delay. We were delayed about an hour. With all the rain, the water came up a bit and became muddy. Eric and I did managed seven more fish to the net before shutting down. With those last fish, Eric ended the day with a Grand Slam. What a way to end the day. An amazing day spent on the water. Can't wait until next year.This morning Scott and Landon started the day off with a dry dropper rig. Almost immediately Scott had fish coming up on the dry fly.Landon hooked into a bi rainbow that was in the twenty two inch range but it had different ideas.The fishing was great all morning .Scott hooked and landed a twenty three inch rainbow and a twenty one inch cutthroat that was just beautiful. We were hooked up all morning. The afternoon brought the rain and lighting like they had predicted .We waited it out for a while and went back at it.Scott went right back to the dry dropper and had several nice fish eat the dry.Landon had nice fish on the same rig eating the droppers. The fast action was killed when the river turned to chocolate milk from a hail storm up river from us. We still had a amazing time fishing today. Thanks to Scott and the whole one source team for spending a great couple of days fishing with us. Everybody is exited to have you back next year. Dare I say it!SUPERBOWL!!! It was an awesome day on the river. Brandon and Chris were becoming good fisherman and the trout were hungry and very active in the morning. We had several large fish pop us off early and the bite continued. Nothing quite like laughing and hooking trout all morning. We must of put more than 20 fish in the net in the morning. Chef D had another great lunch for us. We were ready to go back to the river but mother nature had a different plan with heavy rain, hail and a bit of lightning. After an hour delay we me our way back and the fishing was great as the clarity fluctuated. Brandon LA ded his biggest trout of the day and Chris hooked into a beast but popped off after a lengthy battle. We had smiles on our faces all day.We had another amazing day out on the water with One Source. Marco joined Jerry and I for the day out on South Boulder Creek today. We started our morning off on the Canyon beat and it proved to be an amazing section of river to fish for the morning. Jerry started hooking into trout almost immediately, and Marco started his day off with a huge 21" rainbow! After an awesome morning of landing somewhere around 25 fish between jerry and Marco we took a break for lunch. Over lunch a storm came in and delayed us a little before getting back out, but once we got back on the water it was game on again up on the tunnel beat. Both Marco and Jerry landed some giants again this afternoon and we couldn't have asked for a better time! Thanks so much for getting out to fish with us, we had a blast!Dan, Gregg and I had such a great day. This was day two and the first day for the whole crew was great, so we were just trying to put some icing on the cake. The morning hours was a great time to chuck some streamers. Fish were chasing them all day until the afternoon when the water turned to mud from the rain storm. Dan went rogue while Gregg and I worked a lot of water. The fishing right now at Lincoln Hills is the best it gets. Thank you Dan and Gregg for the great day!Kody and I got to spend the 2nd day of their fishing trip at Lincoln Hills together. This guy is wicked fishy! I convinced Kody to try the mouse in the morning, and he got it done! We had multiple follows and put a handful of fish in the net on mouse. We moved some nice fish on hopper-dropper rigs but it was a pleasure to watch Kody work the streamer. Cast after cast, right on the bank. After a little, he would just slide em' over, I would on hook em' and he was back casting before I could release the fish. The weather gave us a challenge in the afternoon, turning chocolate milk after a good thunderstorm. We found a few more, and laughed plenty. It was a pleasure to fish with you brother, hope to do it again!Today was a really good day on the water despite the afternoon rain. I had the pleasure to fish with Stu again and this time we were joined by Luke who had never been fishing in his life. Today Stu was content to just take it easy and get some fishing in, this gave me more time to focus on Luke. Luke is a natural and caught on quick, he was catching fis in no time. The afternoon rain slowed us down a bit so we took an extra long lunch. Ater lunch and the rain Luke caught a monster 22in rainbow trout! I think Luke really enjoyed himself and I can't wait for these guys to come back to Lincoln hills next year!Just another awesome day on the water with the boyz from Texas! Lots of hootin and hollerin and fish in the net! What can be better than that? I had the pleasure of fishing with Brandon and Ricky today and lucky for us the fishing was outstanding in the Tunnel beat. It was a blast to nymph up the run and streamer fish down it - this proved effective because if the fish didn't like one technique, they'd usually respond to the other. Brandon hooked five fish on five drifts in the rebar run - pretty cool to watch. There were two big fish that came to net today, and it was a real chore getting them to eat - the big ones are definitely smart this time of year. The afternoon was interesting with a major lightning/rain delay, but as soon as we hit the water fish were eating our flies. The BWO hatch is really coming into its own and by mid afternoon the fish are looking up.










  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. The dry fly fishing has been fantastic. 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.  Partly Cloudy skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

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

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 48-51
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 74
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: Rain Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 18
Number Hookups: 526 Number Landed: 334

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 8 lbs 0 oz
Length: 23 inches
Girth: 15 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

None

Recommended Flies

Lincoln Hills Friday, Sep 06, 2019 Fishing Trip Photos

Scott and Landon spent a great day 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%; 

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