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Lincoln Hills  - Friday, Aug 10, 2018

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Friday, Aug 10, 2018

Friday, Aug 10, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: There are like 20 fish in that run right there! This might be the best day fishing I've ever had! I hooked a monster down there! It is crazy beautiful up here.
This is such a beautiful place. Make sure to get some pictures of this river for me.
"The fishing turned on this afternoon!"
I can’t beleive that just happened!!

Fishing Highlights:

Contrary to the last few weeks, the morning started off really good - the water was cold but the midges were hatching in abundance and the fish were on the feed! Patty landed a solid 18" fish right off the bat near the bottom of Tunnel beat. Working our way through Tunnel with Don, Patty and Trent was a great experience; the river was accessible but just the right amount of water to provide for great trout habitat. Everyone hooked up with fish in the beach run - lots of fun double ups. Don got the streamer presentation dialed about half way up the canyon and hooked a couple of really nice bows. Trent played clean-up and leap frogged around us all day, and just about everytime I looked up he was hooked up! After a great lunch we resumed on the main ranch and just crushed fish all afternoon on all types of rigs - streamers, double nymph and dry/dropper. It was hard work but really fun to run between everyone netting fish. Thank you Patty, Don & Trent!Today was a great day to be on the water. The weather was perfect and the trout were pretty hungry as well. It was a little different day of fishing, we had Joe who had fished a couple times, but not really fly fished on a river doing a walk and wade style trip, so we worked on getting a good cast, good drift and every time he did he would get a trout to eat. We ran a nymph rig all day and the most successful setup was with an egg. Joe hooked and landed several trout on this set up. Conner and Brian were seasoned pros and they threw a dry dropper rig all day long. They caught numerous fish as well on all three bugs, and when the fishing slowed down they would change out and put an egg on, and it would pickup again. The water is on the downward trend and is crystal clear, so sight fishing was a big plus for the day. If we could see a fish, we could pretty much get it to eat. Now getting it into the net was a different game, and one that we didn't always win.Jon, David, and Chris joined us for a day of fly fishing today on Lincoln Hills property. The morning hours were a bit slow for us but we did stick some nice fish. Chris had a huge rainbow on in swirl hole and put up a great fight but the size 20 hook came out of her mouth. Bummer! After the lunch hour the fishing was on. Jon's first cast was a hook up on a nice rainbow. Chris stuck the biggest rainbow of his life measuring out at 23 1/2". David found fish in every hole he came to. Before the days end Jon went two for three big fish out of the last hole. He landed a 23" rainbow and a 20" rainbow with 18" of girth. Fatty! It was an awesome day on the water!By the early afternoon, Kevin and Susan had both dialed in their roll casts. After lunch they were back on ththe water and catching tons of fish! At one point they each hooked and landed their own fish at the same time: The classic double; with two beautiful and healthy rainbow trout!




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

Fishing Report By:

T.K. Connor - Guide Photo
T.K. Connor
Travis Jones - Guide Photo
Travis Jones
Colten Holschuh - Guide Photo
Colten Holschuh
Missing Photo
Ameen Hosain

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 56-59
Sky: Clear Flow: 41
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 12
Number Hookups: 314 Number Landed: 199

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 5 lbs 5 oz
Length: 22 inches
Girth: 13 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: Stonefly

Insect: Yellow Sally

Color: Yellowish Olive

Size: 16

Time: PM

Insect Type: Terrestrial

Insect: Grasshopper

Color: Brownish Yellow

Size: 12

Time: PM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Biot Midge
Color: Dark Olive
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Biot Midge Biot Midge
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Blue Gray
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 16
Time: PM
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail

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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