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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!

  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
Patrick Duane - Guide 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 Male Greenback Cutthroat Male

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 November


Insects: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: 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: 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: 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


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: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group

Weather for Lincoln Hills

Current: 46.2 F (7.9 C) Wind: Calm

Current Conditions

Temperature: 46.2 F (7.9 C)
Feels Like: 46 F (8 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 23%
Wind: Calm
Pressure: 30.14
UV: --
clear Tuesday: Sunny. High 48F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_clear Tuesday Night: A clear sky. Low 27F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
clear Wednesday: A mainly sunny sky. High 48F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
nt_clear Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low around 30F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
cloudy Thursday: Cloudy skies. High 46F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy during the evening followed by partly cloudy skies and gusty winds overnight. Low 28F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph.
partlycloudy Friday: Windy with a few clouds from time to time. High 37F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Friday Night: A few clouds from time to time. Low 32F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

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