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Lincoln Hills  - Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: Well today was one for the record books!
Wow... I thought this would be boring!!!
That was a fantastic day on the water!
It's great to get out of the city!
"That streamer eat was awesome!"
First fish on the fly!
I think I could get into fly fishing!!
I'll probably never catch this many big fish in one day ever again! We sure had to work to catch fish, but we really learned how to fish, a good compromise.

Fishing Highlights:

Meg started out the day just wanting to have a great time and hopefully catch a trout, well that was accomplished within 5 minutes and after that it was nothing but trout after trout to net! She ended her day with a beautiful 26" rainbow that even the most seasoned vet would be proud of! Alexis has certainly caught her fair share of large trout in the past but today at Lincoln Hills set one for the record books! She landed a 26"rainbow that was every ounce of 9 pounds! It was a great day on the water with even better company. The highlight of the day was sight fishing a beautiful rainbow. The fish ate on the second cast!We were lucky enough to have some beautiful weather for today. However the flows came up again over night which made for some tricky conditions. It took us a little while to find the fish in the morning. Laurence was the first to hook up with a nice rainbow. Soon after J.R. picked one up as well. In the morning the fish were keyed in on worms and eggs. After lunch we moved up river and found a nice pool were both J.R and Laurence could both fish. J.R was the first to hook up with a fish after lunch. We spent the rest of the afternoon working any soft water we could find. Overall we have a fantastic day given the high water. Thanks for a amazing day guys.Jeff and I had a great day on the water, this guy was a natural! We started the day off with some basic casting lessons which Jeff picked up quickly. After losing a couple fish he started to figure out the fight and then we started landing some fish. Jeff was grinning ear to ear when he landed a nice 20in rainbow trout!With the bump in flows yesterday we Czech nymphed most of the day. Eric was familiar with Czech nymphing but needed a little help perfecting the tuck cast to help keep tension on the line and keep a good drift. Once that was accomplished we were into fish. Throughout the morning hours we picked off fish in each hole we put a foot in. Morning hours fished well with a flashback PT, Hares ear, and a pink san juan worm. After the lunch hour we headed back out bringing a streamer rod along. The first run we came to, we Czech nymphed our way up picking up fish. When we were done with that hole we through the streamer through that run a few times and this big female rainbow came out of the water and crushed the articulated streamer. It was a very exciting take and battle as the fish was around 24-25". On the very last cast of the day Eric took another fish in the 22" range on a golden stone which was a great way to finish the day off! Ann hooked a big fish right away that ran down the falls and was off. Shortly after she landed an 18-19” rainbow. Rebecca had never fly fished before but landed 11 on the day, including a 24” rainbow right at the end. Nicely done!I had a great time fishing with Haroun and Taylor. Fly Fishing is a new sport for them and they both learned a lot and hopefully will want to continue learning about it. Both hooked into multiple fish but the high flows made it difficult for a first time fly fisher to land them. The thrill of hooking into a feisty trout on a fly and playing them is still a rewarding experience.It was really cool to see Mike and Gabi go from beginner anglers to proficiently casting and maintaining a smooth drift. The fish fought so hard in the current today each one was like reeling in a whale. Also, at the end of the day in bridge hole, Gabi really taught the boys how to catch fish ... she was on fire!








  Here comes the water for Denver! To fish effectively find the bottom of the river and then fish up. Make sure you are snagging bottom every five casts or so, this will ensure that your flies are getting down deep to the fish.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

Matthew Valdez - Guide Photo
Matthew Valdez
Missing Photo
Ameen Hosain
Mike Sherer - Guide Photo
Mike Sherer
Missing Photo
Joe Hubbard
Colten Holschuh - Guide Photo
Colten Holschuh
Missing Photo
Patrick Duane
Missing Photo
Adam Wells
T.K. Connor - Guide Photo
T.K. Connor

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 420
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 14
Number Hookups: 219 Number Landed: 123

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 9 lbs 0 oz
Length: 26 inches
Girth: 10 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Reported Insect Hatchs

None

Recommended Flies

Lincoln Hills Tuesday, Jun 05, 2018 Fishing Trip Photos

Guided Fly Fishing at Lincoln Hills
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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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