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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.




  Lots of insects are on the water! This is some of the best fly fishing close to Denver right now. We are seeing regular hatches of Pale Morning Duns, Gray and Green Drakes, Mahogany Duns, Caddis, Yellow Sallies, and Golden Stones.  Dry flies and droppers are the way to go! It summer at Lincoln Hills, the big fish are on the feed and many big fish in the 4-6 pound class have been hooked and our fly fishing trips have been fantastic. Work the water in between major runs and riffles, sometimes the odd pocket will produce a trophy fish. The fish are looking fat and healthy! Many nice fish in the 16-22” range have been hooked! The big fish are on the feed! Anglers are reporting hooking numerous brown and rainbow trout in the 5-10 pound range. This is your best shot at a World- Class trout fishing experience close to Denver. Try an Amy’s Ant (size 10-12) or California Blonde (size 10-16) to fool hopper eating fish.  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 Female Rainbow Trout Female

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 August

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 16-18
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: 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: 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: Ginger Quill
Color: Pale Cream to Whitish
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: 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: 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: Pink Pale Morning Dun
Color: Pink to Orangish to Rusty Red
Dates: Aug 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Daytime
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Early Morning
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: Trico
Color: Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Early Afternoon
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: 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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
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 & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
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: Dog Day Cicadas
Color: Black & Orange
Dates: Jul 1 – Aug 31
Emergence: Varied
Size:
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Flying Black Ant
Color: Black
Dates: Aug 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Mid Afternoon
Size: 14-18
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: 54.5 F (12.5 C) Clear Wind: From the WSW at 2.9 MPH Gusting to 4.0 MPH

Current Conditions

clear
Currently: Clear
Temperature: 54.5 F (12.5 C)
Feels Like: 54.5 F (12.5 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 59%
Wind: From the WSW at 2.9 MPH Gusting to 4.0 MPH
Pressure: 30.14
UV: 0
chancetstorms Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Gusty winds and small hail are possible. High near 70F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
nt_chancetstorms Saturday Night: Scattered thunderstorms early, then becoming clear after midnight. Gusty winds and small hail are possible. Low 48F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
chancetstorms Sunday: Variable clouds with thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon. High 62F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
nt_partlycloudy Sunday Night: A few clouds from time to time. Low 44F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
clear Monday: A mainly sunny sky. High 69F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Monday Night: Partly cloudy skies. Low around 50F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
chancetstorms Tuesday: Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours. Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. High 72F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
nt_chancetstorms Tuesday Night: Scattered thunderstorms during the evening, then cloudy skies overnight. Low 53F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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