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Lincoln Hills  - Thursday, Aug 9, 2018

Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT

Fishing Trip Date: Thursday, Aug 9, 2018

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018
Quote(s) of the Day: This place is beautiful!
This section of river is just beautiful. What is going on?? I never lose this many fish. Man, I really am glad I am not behind the computer screen today.
Great fishing at Lincoln Hills!
This place is awesome.
"The fishing here is unbelievable!"

Fishing Highlights:

The air was cool and crisp this morning. You can feel fall lurking around the corner. Bill and Mark took to casting very well after a short instruction. Mark fished a hopper dropper and Bill fished a standard nymph rig. Both setups produced fish. We found most of the fish today eating small flies. Size 20-22 were fooling most the fish. Midge patterns, barr's emerger, and rs2's worked for us today. Right before we ended the day Mark and Bill got a double header which was a fantastic way to end off a great day of fishing.The morning started out a little slow for Chris today, but once we got the bugs dialed in the fish started eating. Chris hooked and lost a bunch of fish this morning. He was doing a really good job of keeping track himself, and when it was double digit lost fish and double digit fish to the net, we decided that we would call it for lunch. After lunch we were in the canyon and the fishing was really good. Chris and David both started out putting nice fish in the net, then while David continued to put fish after fish in the net. Chris went back to hooking and losing a few before he got back into the swing of things and started putting fish in the net. Overall the day ended on a great high note as Chris put his largest fish of the day in the net. The fish were chasing the hopper/terrestrial flies on top, but most of our fish came off the bottom with hot pockets.Craig had never fly fished before and wanted to learn the basics so we focused on nymphing and teaching him skills that he could use on other rivers in Colorado. He did a wonderful job of learning how to cast, fight and land fish on his own. Very proud of the work Craig did and look forward to fishing together soon! We netted some fish over 20 inches. The streamer bite was on today!It was a spectacular day on South Boulder Creek today. It was John's first time fishing with us and it was awesome. We nymph fished the morning hours and had consistent action through the morning picking fish up every hole we came to. Pat stuck fish all morning on a nymph rig and some really nice trout to say the least. After a great lunch we hit it hard and the fish were responsive to every bug we tied on. We came to rebar hole in the afternoon and John had a hay day. It seemed like every cast we were hooked up. He ended up catching the two biggest brown trout of the day which made for some great photos. Thanks for a fun day on the water fellas.

  The fishing is fantastic.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 52-55 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

Mike Sherer - Guide Photo
Mike Sherer
Travis Jones - Guide Photo
Travis Jones
Missing Photo
Orion Vogeler
Patrick Duane - Guide Photo
Patrick Duane
Colten Holschuh - Guide Photo
Colten Holschuh

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 52-55
Sky: Clear Flow: 43
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 9
Number Hookups: 273 Number Landed: 180

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 6 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)




Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Western Green Drake




Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Yellow Sally




Recommended Flies

Lincoln Hills Thursday, Aug 09, 2018 Fishing Trip Photos

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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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