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Lincoln Hills  - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: “Man this is fun! Even catching a bunch of these little ones, it’s exciting!”
This place is awesome!
Make sure you get a good picture of this one. I want my wife to see how good of a fisherman I am.
I am no longer a never ever fisher
Curt got a big one!
This beats the office any day!
I am going to buy my whole family a fly rod!
Couldn't ask for a better day at Lincoln Hills!

Fishing Highlights:

Today was Geri and Justin’s first time fly fishing with us at Lincoln Hills. After some instruction on casting and hookset fundamentals we were off. As Justin was stripping out line to make his first cast a rainbow took his soft hackle. Pretty fun way to start the day right there. After a little while Geri finally found her first couple fish which ended in a long distance release. Justin was catching on quick with three dry dropper rig and bag a bunch of nice fish and also hit the grand slam by 11:30am. After lunch Geri landed a couple of nice rainbow and lost a couple nice ones. Justin threw some streamers and caught some really nice trout to finish out the afternoon. Thanks for a fun day on the river guys. See you next time. John and Steve picked a beautiful day to come up to Lincoln Hills. We started the morning off with the nymph rig. Smaller flies were the ticket today. We picked up most our fish on a emerger patterns. John was the fist to hook up with a pretty little brook trout. Steve then hooked a nice rainbow. After a delicious lunch we got back out on the water. Steve struggled to land a fish on his nymph rig so we switched to a streamer. He got lots of follows and finally a nice rainbow smashed his streamer. John finished out the day with the biggest fish of the day on a size 18 RS2. Thanks for a great day guys.Our morning started out good as both Joe and James hooked some fish on dry flies. James hooked and landed a very nice rainbow on a dry/dropper rig and as the morning continued we decided to take advantage of the shadows that were hanging over the water. After James learned the basics on throwing a streamer we proceeded to nail several fish before his largest trout of the day took the streamer and headed for the next county. Meanwhile Joe worked the banks and the soft pockets with his Amy's ant and landed a few more fish. After lunch we continued to catch fish, but with the pending storm coming and the heavy cloud cover we went with streamers and it turned out to be a good choice. We landed some more fish and turned several as they chased the streamers of the opposite banks. This was the first time ever fishing for Amanda, not just fly fishing but fishing period! She is a great student and quickly picked up the basics and managed to hook into and even land a few fish. Loren has a great cast and was able to take advantage of the dry fly action the day produced, catching the largest fish for us today on a dry. The fish were eager to feed when the insect activity was high but when the bugs weren't out the strikes were harder to come by. It was great seeing the hatches and getting some great fishing in today!We had a very slow start to the day. The afternoon was more productive. Curtis and John both landed 3 species of trout including one that was 22” 5 pounds.I had the pleasure to fish with Matt and Foster today, both new to fly fishing. We went over a few casting lessons and how to sight some fish. Foster started off the day with the first fish before I could even get Matt's line in the water. Matt was the king of catching small fish, landing four fish under 5 inches. While we didnt manage get any big fish to eat we did manage to get quite a few decent fish to the net. The weather was perfect and even a little cool at times, we had a great day on the water!Tom and Kevin were both newcomers to the sport. By the end of the day they had both learned how to cast very well with nymph rigs and dry flies. Kevin was able to sight and fish to a rising trout in thr back of an eddy, and made a perfect cast. With a great hookset the fish jumped twice and was in the net quickly! A beautiful 20” rainbow trout was his first fish ever on the fly!I met up with Randy and Doug as part of a company trip with Better Homes out of Colorado Springs. Randy and Doug were ready for a good day and had no idea how the day would turn out! We go right to work on the river going over basic instruction for nymphing. Nymphing was definitely the way to go with not many reliable hatches happening through out the morning hours. We had fish eating on Stone Flies, Baetis Flies & Mayflies! After a great morning, we went to have a great lunch served by Chef and headed out to the river for the afternoon. Immediately after lunch we had a killer half hour of fishing! Fish were biting on almost every other cast! Randy and Doug pulled in some nice fish through out the day but towards the tail end of the day, the fishing started to slow down. Thank you Randy and Doug for getting out on the river with me! I had a blast, just don't strike that Nacho Libre pose too much, it might scare the fish away.

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

Fishing Report By:

Colten Holschuh - Guide Photo
Colten Holschuh
Mike Sherer - Guide Photo
Mike Sherer
Travis Jones - Guide Photo
Travis Jones
Missing Photo
Adam Wells
Patrick Duane - Guide Photo
Patrick Duane
Missing Photo
Joe Hubbard
Missing Photo
Ameen Hosain
Missing Photo
Reid Eakins

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 56-59
Sky: Overcast Flow: 97
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: Rain Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 16
Number Hookups: 254 Number Landed: 150

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 7 lbs 0 oz
Length: 23 inches
Girth: 16 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Late Pale Morning Dun (PMD)



Time: All Day

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Gray Drake



Time: All Day

Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Yellow Sally



Time: All Day

Recommended Flies

Fly: Amy's Ant
Color: Olive
Size: 14
Time: All Day
Amy's Ant Amy's Ant
Fly: Zoo Cougar
Color: Yellow
Size: 10
Time: All Day
Zoo Cougar Zoo Cougar
Fly: Chernobyl Ant
Color: Purple
Size: 12
Time: All Day
Chernobyl Ant Chernobyl Ant

Lincoln Hills Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 Fishing Trip Photos

Great day on the Lincoln Hills with The Flyfisher Guide Service
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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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