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Lincoln Hills  - Friday, Aug 3, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Friday, Aug 3, 2018

Friday, Aug 3, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: Look at all those fish - its amazing. Just being here is incredible - the mountains and wildlife are things you don't see where we live. Set the hook! Set the hook!

Fishing Highlights:

It was really fun to fish some young guys from the East Coast today. They took to fly fishing really quickly and were able to dial in many aspects of dry/dropper, double nymph and streamer fishing techniques. Hugh was like a mink on the river, moving all around and dissecting each run with accuracy - it paid off - many nice fish to hand throughout the day. Although, one monster escaped in the cliff run .... it will haunt you my friend, it will haunt you. Conor had the patience of Tibetan Monk ... focused and willing to put in the effort for selective trout - this worked out well also and I was grateful to be present for his first trout every caught on the fly rod ... very cool! Good job man. Overall, the day was a highlight reel with such a dramatic setting, good friends and several healthy big fish in the net.

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 evening hatch has been something you just don’t want to miss. 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. The fish are looking fat and healthy! Many nice fish in the 16-22” range have been hooked! This is your best shot at a World- Class trout fishing experience close to Denver.  The fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

T.K. Connor - Guide Photo
T.K. Connor

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 48-51
Sky: Overcast Flow: 42
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 6 hours Number of Anglers: 2
Number Hookups: 25 Number Landed: 13

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 4 lbs 0 oz
Length: 19 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Snow Midge

Color: Whitish

Size: 26/micro

Time: All Day

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Dark Blue Olive

Size: 20

Time: PM

Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Yellow Sally

Color: Yellow

Size: 16

Time: PM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Disco Midge
Color: Purplish Black
Size: 22
Time: PM
Disco Midge Disco Midge
Fly: Bunney Leech
Color: Tan
Size: 12
Time: All Day
Bunney Leech Bunney Leech
Fly: Poison Tung
Color: Blue
Size: 22
Time: PM
Poison Tung Poison Tung

Lincoln Hills Friday, Aug 03, 2018 Fishing Trip Photos

Great day fly fishing for trout on South Boulder Creek, amidst an idyllic setting in Colorado. Guided trips continue to provide for some of the most memorable summer days.
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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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