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Lincoln Hills  - Thursday, Jun 7, 2018

Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR

Fishing Trip Date: Thursday, Jun 7, 2018

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: “Wow. That fish hit it hard!”
You always have to make time for the things that matter like Flyfishing!
Hunting for those big bows.
Its so beautiful here!!
Wow, I can really imagine coming up here to just stand in the water - it is so peaceful, relaxing and it feels like nobody is around.
This is better than golf!
This could be my new hobby.
This place is awesome!
What a Blast! Lincoln Hills is great fishing.
There is no better place to be than Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club!

Fishing Highlights:

It was a blue bird day on Lincoln Hills property today. Eric and Ryan got introduced to Czech nymphing today. They both landed a few fish and enjoyed the day. Today was an all around great day with excellent company. Thomas and Jermy were both apart of the flyfishing brothers club and are both familar with the lincoln hills club and the quality of fish that reside in it. With the water levels up it made for a whole new layout and scenery none the less. We stuck to the waters edge and barely even waded in the river. The fish are holding in the shallows or under deep boulders were they can hide from the current, but the fish were eating as always. We caught fish on caddis mayflies and midges and even had some action on an amys ant. Target areas for us were tough to reach and required a bit of disicpline with highsticking but the rewards are plentiful! Ample wieght on the dropper tags were a must. Thomas had luck in the morning with a drydropper rig but the majority of our fish came from nympthing.What a quick and easy going morning with Ryan! Ryan had to take off at lunch, so we had a couple hours to get out on the water and catch some fish. Due to the high flows, we nymphed the entire time. After a short instruction for casting and reading the water, Ryan got right to work. Started out slow but after moving to another spot, Ryan pulled in 8 fish in less then an hour. Had a great morning with Ryan and I wish him the best with his Coffee Business downtown!LaMark and Warren were both fast learners and even with tougher than normal fishing conditions they each hooked into several fish and both landed a couple as well.It was really cool to see Paschal start off the day a total beginner fisherman and by lunch he had already learned to present the fly and the drift correctly. Best of all: We had a great morning on the water and after working with Terrence for a while and landing a couple fish we had the pleasure of Hadley joining us! Hadley managed to get his cast down very quickly and landed a nice 16in rainbow trout!Russell and Alton had never fly fished but put some good fish in the net and lost some others.James had only fly fished a couple times so we went over the fundamentals of fly fishing first. After we went over how to cast James hooked up with his first rainbow in a matter of seconds. With the water being so high we focused on any soft water we could find. If we found soft water we found fish. We used a variety of small nymphs such as a flashback hares ears, prince nymphs, and pheasant tails. Most of the fish we picked up were on size 18 flies. After nymphing we tried throwing some streamers under the willows. We had some hits and follows but were not able to hook anything. I had a fantastic day talking with James and putting him on some fish.Hooking up with some beautiful rainbows is a great way to spend the day!The fishing is absolutely on fire right now! The water is running high but once you find a soft pocket of water along the bank you're bound to get into plenty of eager trout!










  To better your odds of hooking trout try nymph fishing with a three fly rig. To fish effectively find the bottom of the river and then fish up. Remember the fish are holding deep, to fish effectively cover the water thoroughly. 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 fair.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

Colten Holschuh - Guide Photo
Colten Holschuh
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Langston Oxendine
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Reid Eakins
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Adam Wells
T.K. Connor - Guide Photo
T.K. Connor
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Joe Hubbard
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Patrick Duane
Mike Sherer - Guide Photo
Mike Sherer
Scott McCaslin - Guide Photo
Scott McCaslin
Matthew Valdez - Guide Photo
Matthew Valdez

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 500
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 16
Number Hookups: 157 Number Landed: 88

Best Fish

Species: Cutbow
Weight: 5 lbs 0 oz
Length: 20 inches
Girth: 16 inches
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Giant Golden

Color: Brownish Tan

Size: 10

Time: PM

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Tan Short Horn Sedge

Color: Tannish Olive

Size: 16

Time: AM

Insect Type: Terrestrial

Insect: Black Ant

Color: Black

Size: 14

Time: AM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Pheasant Tail Pheasant Tail
Fly: Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Color: Light Olive Tan
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Blue Winged Olive Emerger Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Fly: Rainbow Warrior
Color: Pearl
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Rainbow Warrior Rainbow Warrior

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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