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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.








  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.  The shallow riffles at Boulder River Ranch are bug factories this season! The late morning and early afternoon have been producing some outstanding dry fly fishing. 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. This is your best shot at a World- Class trout fishing experience close to Denver.  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 Female Rainbow Trout Female

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Late Pale Morning Dun (PMD)

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Time: All Day

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Gray Drake

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Time: All Day

Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Yellow Sally

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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 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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