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Lincoln Hills  - Friday, Jun 1, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Friday, Jun 1, 2018

Friday, Jun 1, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: What a beautiful place!
“Have you been Fly Fishing before? Yes, last night in my back yard!”
I love fly fishing!
"Fish should come with handles so they are easier to hold."
Blue Skies, Big Smiles & Many Fish!
Oh you got one!!!! Time for a wee bit of hydration.
"I lost count of how many fish hooked"

Fishing Highlights:

Jenn had never held a fly rod before but that definitely did not discourage her one bit! Though the river is still flowing on the high-end, Jenn got out there and gave it her best. 15 trout later she called it a day! The fish were feeding on a variety of patterns today-- SJ worms, stone flies, and ju ju baetis. Heather and Anthony picked up casting fundamentals and drift technique very quick which resulted in fish right away. The water is starting to come down and clear up which is opening up some more water that is fishable. Anthony picked away at quite a few nice rainbows during the morning hours and heather was right behind with a few nice fish. The afternoon we stuck a few more fish to end a great day on the water. Nelson landed his first fish ever. Andy hooked an 8+ pound rainbow but it jumped and spit the hook. Andy and Nelson both hit double digits for the day.Hell yes in the Colorado outdoors. Awesome day to be on the water in the mountains chasing fish on the fly. The water is on the way down and prime summer fishing conditions are right around the corner. We had a blast hooking into fish today. Ally and I started out our day out around 9 A.M. and immediately got to work! After a very short demo on the water, Ally got the technique down pretty quick. Due to the flow of the river, we spent most of our day nymphing with a tandem rig consisting of a Worm or Stone Fly down to a Pheasant Tail variation and a flashy Baetis pattern. Ally had such great form right from the start so it took no time to get hooked on her 1st fish with a fly rod! Ally was very natural with the fly rod and was hooking up on fish the entire day! Ally, thank you so much for coming out on the water with me Friday! Get out and keep climbing! If you ever have interest in learning more about fly fishing, reach out to me at anytime. Loads of fun fishing and teaching new clients. Jason "squared" had a great time. Fish were eating some baetis, stone flies and caddis larvae. Run-off has moved out, fish were on the feed, and Blake was there to put them in the net. In the morning, we landed multiple nice fish including chunky rainbow near the 20-inch mark. It was a blast watching as Blake dialed in the fly rod, and by lunch he was a natural. The afternoon provided us with constant action as fish were feeding non-stop in slightly calmer water next major currents. Not to mention a colored up cutthroat that Blake fought like pro to the net. Truly a great day on the water!







  Runoff is subsiding. The water across Colorado is clearing up day by day and we are looking forward to doing more and more fly fishing trips. The bug life is getting active as well; summer is just around the corner. The water is beginning to come down and clear up. The river is looking superb another great summer of fishing is just around the corner. Work the water in between major runs and riffles, sometimes the odd pocket will produce a trophy fish. This is your best shot at a World- Class trout fishing experience close to Denver.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Slightly Off.

Fishing Report By:

Matthew Valdez - Guide Photo
Matthew Valdez
Colten Holschuh - Guide Photo
Colten Holschuh
Missing Photo
Patrick Duane
Cody Deguelle - Guide Photo
Cody Deguelle
Missing Photo
Reid Eakins
Missing Photo
Orion Vogeler
Missing Photo
Conor Henricks

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 48-51
Sky: Clear Flow: 300
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 10
Number Hookups: 208 Number Landed: 115

Best Fish

Species: Cutthroat
Weight: 3 lbs 6 oz
Length: 20 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Greenback Cutthroat Female Greenback Cutthroat Female
Greenback Cutthroat Female Greenback Cutthroat Female

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Gray Drake

Color: Gray Brown

Size: 18

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies

Fly: Flashback Hare's Ear
Color: Gray
Size: 16
Time: PM
Flashback Hare's Ear Flashback Hare's Ear

Lincoln Hills Friday, Jun 01, 2018 Fishing Trip Photos

As flows begin to drop in Colorado, fly-fishing has been heating up!
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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late June

Caddisflies

Insects: Great Gray Spotted Sedge
Color: Gray Green to Olive Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Jul 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Little Plain Brown Sedge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Little Sister Sedge
Color: Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Afternoon & Evening
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Little Tan Short Horn Sedge
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow
Dates: Mar 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Little Western Dark Sedge
Color: Dark Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Mid Day
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: 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: Brown Drake
Color: Dark Brown to Blackish
Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: Evening
Size: 10-12
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Callibaetis Speckled Dun
Color: Tannish Olive to Olive Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Cloudy, Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Late Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Olivish Yellow to Yellowish Pink
Dates: Jun 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Mid Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 16-22
Spinner Fall: Late 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: Iron Blue Quill
Color: Light Olive Tan to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Late Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Creamish Olive to Yellowish
Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: Early Morning
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: After Afternoon
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
Insects: Slate Winged Drake
Color: Brown to Slate Gray
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 1
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Western Black Quill
Color: Purplish Black to Grayish Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Jun 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Western Green Drake
Color: Dark Olive
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Cloudy, 1-4 pm
Size: 8-12
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: Giant Golden
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Follows Salmonflies
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Micro Yellow
Color: Greenish Yellow to Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: 46-54° Water Temps Morning
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Winter Black
Color: Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Yellow Sally
Color: Pale Yellow to Pinkish Yellow
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 2-8
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 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: 60.3 F (15.7 C) Overcast Wind: From the NE at 2.9 MPH Gusting to 5.0 MPH

Current Conditions

cloudy
Currently: Overcast
Temperature: 60.3 F (15.7 C)
Feels Like: 60.3 F (15.7 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 63%
Wind: From the NE at 2.9 MPH Gusting to 5.0 MPH
Pressure: 30.15
UV: 2
partlycloudy Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 50s.
nt_partlycloudy Wednesday Night: Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low around 50F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
clear Thursday: Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 74F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Thursday Night: A few clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 53F. Winds light and variable.
chancetstorms Friday: Mostly sunny early. Increasing clouds with thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 72F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
nt_partlycloudy Friday Night: A few clouds from time to time. Low 49F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
clear Saturday: Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 71F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Saturday Night: A few clouds. Low near 50F. Winds light and variable.

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