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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!

  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
Missing Photo
Langston Oxendine
Missing Photo
Reid Eakins
Missing Photo
Adam Wells
T.K. Connor - Guide Photo
T.K. Connor
Missing Photo
Joe Hubbard
Patrick Duane - Guide Photo
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 Male Cutbow Male

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 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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