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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!

  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
Patrick Duane - Guide 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 Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs


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 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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