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Lincoln Hills  - Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: “I caught more fish in the last 20 minutes than I have in every other day I’ve fished!”
First fish on the fly.
I love streamer fishing!
Is there any better fishing in all of Colorado than Lincoln Hills?
Im not in the office!
I can’t believe how amazing this is!
Oooh I got one!
Its beautiful here

Fishing Highlights:

It is still high water on South Boulder Creek so we were back to Czech nymphing. After cast instruction and getting the hang of how our drift should be, Brian and Aaron were into fish in no time. Within the first ten minutes we doubled up for a great photo. Through the morning fish were dialed in on the gold ribbed hares ear and a grey rs2. After lunch we were up in canyon beat. Aaron’s first cast ended in a nice fish to the net. Brian got a lesson on streamer fishing. I walked away from Brian for five minutes and all I heard was “YEEE HAAAA”. I knew he was hooked up on the streamer rig and his face was a smile from ear to ear. Fish were very responsive to the streamers and we were able to get a few nice fish to chase and eat. Great day today! We were faced with some challenging fishing conditions today, but as always we find ways to put fish in the net. Thanks Justin and Rob!Chris and I started the morning fishing a nymph rig on any soft water we could find. We caught a few nice fish on a red squirmy worm. After nymphing for awhile we switched over to the streamer rod. I had Chris cast downstream and strip the streamer back up river along the willows. We found a few nice fish that wanted to eat some meat. After lunch Seth joined up with us. It didn't take long before Seth hooked up with a real nice rainbow on a olive WD40. We continued to nymph all afternoon picking up fish here and there. Fishing seemed to be a little be slower for us in the afternoon. Thanks for a great day on the water guys!With a flow sitting around 450 cubic feet per second, the fishing was limited to pocket water and soft pockets along the bank. AJ didn't mind that one bit! AJ continuously worked on "the process" and began to the results of that when he landed 7 fish in a 20 minute period! The day was capped off by a beautiful 18" Brown Trout that would make even the most seasoned of anglers jealous!Chris and I stareted off alone and managed to hook a few fish before we finally got one to the net. Just as we released the fish we had the pleasure of Rayn joining us. Ryan only had about an hour to fish and managed to hook into a couple but we didnt get one to the net. After a great lunch Craig joined us for some afternoon fishing. after getting Craig into acouple fish he hooked a massive cutthroat that unfortunately shook the hook. A 23” cuthroat took a dead drifted hares ear and put up a great fight!learned about casting, reading water, finding bottom, landing fish and just all around fun!With the flows being high we looked for pockets that we could get good drifts in and found a good number of fish willing to eat a well presented fly. In the afternoon we found a soft pocket in a riffle that was loaded with feeding fish and hookups were constant.








  Wading is difficult but the fishing is still good. The water is now high enough that you can nymph fish the bigger holes effectively from the bank. South Boulder Creek at Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club has been flowing high but deep nymphing rigs using San Juan Worms, Twenty Incher Stones, Girdle Bugs are still producing trophy fish. The streamer bight has been on! Try using wooly buggers, double bunnies, muddler minnows, and articulated streamers such as the sex dungeon or sculpzilla.  Try an Amy’s Ant (size 10-12) or California Blonde (size 10-16) to fool hopper eating fish.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

Colten Holschuh - Guide Photo
Colten Holschuh
Missing Photo
Patrick Duane
Mike Sherer - Guide Photo
Mike Sherer
Matthew Valdez - Guide Photo
Matthew Valdez
Missing Photo
Joe Hubbard
Missing Photo
Ameen Hosain
Missing Photo
Orion Vogeler
Missing Photo
Adam Wells

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 454
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 15
Number Hookups: 234 Number Landed: 139

Best Fish

Species: Cutthroat
Weight: 5 lbs 0 oz
Length: 23 inches
Girth: 18 inches
Greenback Cutthroat Female Greenback Cutthroat Female
Greenback Cutthroat Female Greenback Cutthroat Female

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Western Green Drake

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Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: October Caddis

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Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Giant Golden

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Recommended Flies

Fly: Soft Hackle
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Soft Hackle Soft Hackle
Fly: Girdle Bug
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Girdle Bug Girdle Bug

Lincoln Hills Wednesday, Jun 06, 2018 Fishing Trip Photos

an amazing day on the river
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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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