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Lincoln Hills  - Saturday, Jul 28, 2018

Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT

Fishing Trip Date: Saturday, Jul 28, 2018

Saturday, Jul 28, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: “I’ve got a story to tell you guys”!
Man, those are some large fish in there.
I love the finesse of presenting a dry fly
That’s a huge cutthroat!
Great day on the river!
The fish were on the feed!

Fishing Highlights:

Day two of two today. What a day we had today. The morning started off a little slow just like yesterday but once he water heated up a little bit we were into fish. Dan took his first rainbow of the day out of a tight pocket. Gary hooked a nice fish on his first cast, popped off and then another ate it on the swing. As we worked up river we found some nice fish in the typical holding water. Before lunch Dan had a great eat, hook set and then the lunch broke on the fly line. Weird. We watch the line move up river about 20 feet or so. We tied on a new rig and I told Dan and Gary “watch this”. Dan pulled out the phone and took a video of me grabbing the free floating line and fighting this fish with my hand acting as the rod. As we get closer to getting the fish to the net Dan’s line is floating in the water Hooked up on a cutty. That was a first for us all! In the afternoon we took a bunch of fish in different run. Brian landed a great 24” now! Thanks for another great day fellas! Today was day two with Scott and Bruce and we had to work hard to get some fish in the net this morning. They were extremely selective on the flies. They would hit something, then they wouldn't hit it again, so we spent a lot of time changing out bugs to try and keep the hits coming. Bruce was the fish to hook a fish today with a nice brown to the net. Scott finally got some eats on this dry fly presentations and we ended the morning on a high note. After lunch fished much better for us. We had a small window of drakes and PMDs hatch and we quickly took advantage. We put several fish in the net during this time frame, but when the bugs disappeared, so did our strikes. We ended the day a little early as everyone was getting a little sore and tired from the two good days on the river. It turned out to be a good call, as we got to the cars just as the rain started to come in.Andy was really focused on perfecting his dry fly presentation. He is a great study and was able to apply a lot of what I was able to teach him. His last fish of the trip, I explained what he would need to do to present his dry fly to some very selective trout. I went up stream to help William and watched as he applied the lessons of the day and caught a beautiful rainbow on his own. So rewarding for me to see one of my anglers learn and apply so much in such a short amount of time. Was a great day fishing dry flies and William also caught some great fish on a dry in between calls he had to take.We did some big fish hunting today. Glenn and Gary once again put some big trout in the net. Several rainbows and one cutthroat broke the 20 inch mark.Mike and Matt were a pleasure to fish with and thoroughly enjoyed the day. After spending the previous day with FFGS guide Randy Pruitt these guys had the basics down. Matt was able to get on some really nice fish early on, his first fish was a football! Mike followed that up with a 23 in rainbow trout that came unhooked just as I netted him! We were able to fish nymphs, dry droppers and even some double dry flies later on in the day. Matt even caught a nice 25 in "Tommy" fish with just my net! The dry fly fishing was exceptional






  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. 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 fantastic.  Clear 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
Travis Jones - Guide Photo
Travis Jones
Missing Photo
Adam Wells
Patrick Duane - Guide Photo
Patrick Duane
Missing Photo
Joe Hubbard
Scott McCaslin - Guide Photo
Scott McCaslin

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 56-59
Sky: Clear Flow: 61
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 13
Number Hookups: 269 Number Landed: 163

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 6 lbs 0 oz
Length: 24 inches
Girth: 14 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD)

Color: Yellow

Size: 18

Time:

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Gray Drake

Color: Grayish Brown

Size: 14

Time:

Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Yellow Sally

Color: Yellow

Size: 18

Time:

Recommended Flies

Fly: Juju PMD
Color: Yellow
Size: 18
Time: 
Juju PMD Juju PMD
Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Brown
Size: 20
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Purple Prince
Color: Purpleish Black
Size: 18
Time: 
Purple Prince Purple Prince

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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