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Lincoln Hills  - Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: What an amazing day!
“I can’t believe that big fish came up and ate the chubby Chernobyl!”
This place is comically beautiful - it's just amazing. Whoa that fish was huge - did he eat the fly that is floating? Yes! Set!
That’s not a rock, it’s a big fish!

Fishing Highlights:

Rich and Lee picked a perfect day to come of to Lincoln Hills. We had blue skies and perfect temperatures. The flows are low and the water temp is perfect for wet wading. After a quick instruction on fly fishing we got to it. Fishing was a little slow in the morning but it picked up throughout the day. We saw lots of bugs hatching starting around 11am. We spend most the the day nymphing which seemed to be the most productive. Lee caught a monster rainbow and Rich watched while we got him into the net. We took a photo and they enjoyed a cigar to celebrate. We continued to hook fish throughout the afternoon as well. Thanks for a great day on the water guys.It was a perfect day on Lincoln Hills property today with feeding fish and awesome weather. It was Troy and Mike’s first time fishing South Boulder Creek today. We started off the morning with dry dropper rigs taking most of our fish on a soft hackle PT. Mike was fishing a tight little pocket make great casts and found a nice rainbow. Troy picked apart the pockets and seems finding a bunch of browns, brooks and rainbows. As we progressed up river we started seeing more and more PMDs, so naturally we switched over to some PMD emerges and started really tagging fish. Troy found a nice 23” Bow on a dry and mike as well. Thanks for an awesome day on the water guys. I hope to see you again soon. It was a great day on the water with Dave and Kenny - we earned our stripes because the fish were reluctant in the early morning but right about 11am the hatch turned on and so did the fish. Kenny hooked a couple of monsters below bridge hole and then Dave caught three back to back soon after. Working through the riffle water of the lincoln hills beat was really fun - each pocket held wiley rainbows and browns willing to slash at the dry and eat the emerger. It was fun to show the guys streamer, dry dropper and triple fly nymph rigs - very educational and productive day in a perfect setting. Rob and Blair both landed fish of 20 inches or better.

  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 56-59 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

Mike Sherer - Guide Photo
Mike Sherer
Colten Holschuh - Guide Photo
Colten Holschuh
T.K. Connor - Guide Photo
T.K. Connor
Patrick Duane - Guide Photo
Patrick Duane

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 56-59
Sky: Clear Flow: 90
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 8
Number Hookups: 137 Number Landed: 87

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 5 lbs 0 oz
Length: 22 inches
Girth: 14 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 24

Time: All Day

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD)

Color: Greenish Yellow

Size: 16

Time: AM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Juju PMD
Color: Olivish Yellow
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Juju PMD Juju PMD

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January


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: Micro Black
Color: Dark Brown to Black
Dates: Jan 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group

Weather for Lincoln Hills

Current: 22.8 F (-5.1 C) Partly Cloudy Wind: Calm

Current Conditions

Currently: Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 22.8 F (-5.1 C)
Feels Like: 23 F (-5 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 91%
Wind: Calm
Pressure: 30.08
UV: 0
chancesnow Friday: Chance of snow showers early. Lows overnight in the upper teens.
nt_chancesnow Friday Night: Snow showers this evening. Becoming partly cloudy later. Low 19F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
partlycloudy Saturday: Partly cloudy and windy. High 36F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Saturday Night: Windy and partly cloudy early. Mostly cloudy with diminishing winds later at night. Low 28F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
partlycloudy Sunday: Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 47F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low near 30F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
snow Monday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming cloudy with a mix of rain and snow later in the day. High 37F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 90%. About one inch of snow expected.
nt_snow Monday Night: Snow in the evening will taper off and give way to cloudy skies overnight. Low 13F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 90%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.

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