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Lincoln Hills  - Saturday, Jun 8, 2019

Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fishing Trip Date: Saturday, Jun 8, 2019

Saturday, Jun 8, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: We hooked and landed a lot of fish despite really high runoff conditions and with four different types of rigs; always fun to know it can be done and in so many ways!

Fishing Highlights:

The most obvious highlight today was the purebred runoff conditions which just got more impressive as the day progressed. Despite this challenge, Brad, Bill and Dave fished hard using a variety of techniques including a double nymph rig under an indicator, dry dropper, streamers and a euro-nymphing rig. The morning was a little slow due to very cold water but we managed to get some good chases on the streamer and hook up on a handful of lightning fast trout. We tried some still water fishing just before lunch and it was really cool to see the guys get a better handle on distance casting / shooting line, which is something we don't do a lot of on rivers. After lunch the water jumped another 200cfs but the upper ranch had some good holding water and it was chalk full of trout. Dave and Brad were consistently hooking up in Swirl Hole where the fish were actively feeding on hatching bugs. Bill was great about scouting out the best holding water and also landed many hard fighters.

Wading is difficult but the fishing is still good. The water is now high enough that you can nymph fish the bigger holes effectively from the bank. A wading staff may be of use during this high water season. South Boulder Creek at Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club has been flowing high but deep nymphing rigs using San Juan Worms, Twenty Incher Stones, Girdle Bugs are still producing trophy fish. Here comes the water for Denver! Try using a large Thin-a-ma-bobber in a bright color. The large size will keep your flies suspended and the bright color such as orange or red should be easy to see in the raging river! To fish effectively find the bottom of the river and then fish up. 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 fish are looking fat and healthy! Many nice fish in the 16-22” range have been hooked!  The fishing is good.  Partly Cloudy skies and 36-39 degree weather. The water temperature was between 60+ degrees and Off-Color.

Fishing Report By:

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

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 36-39 Temp: 60+
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 985
Wind: None Clarity: Off-Color
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 3
Number Hookups: 42 Number Landed: 15

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 4 lbs 3 oz
Length: 20 inches
Girth: 13 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge

Color: Brownish Olive

Size: 22

Time: All Day

Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Micro Black

Color: Black

Size: 16

Time: PM

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Spotted Sedge

Color: Brownish Tan

Size: 16

Time: PM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Barr's Cranefly Larva
Color: Tan
Size: 14
Time: PM
Barr's Cranefly Larva Barr's Cranefly Larva
Fly: Caddis Emerger
Color: Bright Green
Size: 16
Time: PM
Caddis Emerger Caddis Emerger
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail

Lincoln Hills Saturday, Jun 08, 2019 Fishing Trip Photos

Trophy trout fishing with our guided fly fishing trips are still a ton of fun with high water techniques challenging even the best anglers, but resulting in healthy, hard fighting fish.
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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late June

Caddisflies

Insects: Great Gray Spotted Sedge
Color: Gray Green to Olive Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Jul 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
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: Little Western Dark Sedge
Color: Dark Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Mid Day
Size: 16-18
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: Brown Drake
Color: Dark Brown to Blackish
Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: Evening
Size: 10-12
Spinner Fall: Late 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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Iron Blue Quill
Color: Light Olive Tan to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Late Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Creamish Olive to Yellowish
Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: Early Morning
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: After Afternoon
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: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Slate Winged Drake
Color: Brown to Slate Gray
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 1
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Western Black Quill
Color: Purplish Black to Grayish Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Jun 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Western Green Drake
Color: Dark Olive
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Cloudy, 1-4 pm
Size: 8-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
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: Giant Golden
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Follows Salmonflies
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
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: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Winter Black
Color: Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds
Size: 18-22
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 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: 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: 64 F Shower Rain Wind: 21 WSW mph

Current Conditions

Rain
Currently: Shower Rain
Temperature:  64 F
Temp Max:  75 F
Temp Min:  52 F
Humidity: 68%
Wind: 21 WSW mph
Pressure: 1016
Rain Sunday 9:00PM — 53 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 47 and 53 .
Wind: 2 SW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Rain: 2.312 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Monday 6:00AM — 43 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 42 and 43 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Rain Monday 9:00AM — 56 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 56 and 56 .
Wind: 1 SSW mph; Humidity: 59%;  Rain: 0.125 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 12:00PM — 59 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 59 and 59 .
Wind: 8 E mph; Humidity: 65%;  Rain: 2.313 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 3:00PM — 46 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 7 SE mph; Humidity: 94%;  Rain: 6.812 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 6:00PM — 50 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 2 WSW mph; Humidity: 84%;  Rain: 4.063 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 9:00PM — 44 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 44 and 44 .
Wind: 6 WNW mph; Humidity: 93%;  Rain: 1.5 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 6:00AM — 40 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 40 and 40 .
Wind: 19 W mph; Humidity: 91%; 
Clouds Tuesday 9:00AM — 54 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 54 and 54 .
Wind: 10 WNW mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Rain Tuesday 12:00PM — 58 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 58 and 58 .
Wind: 7 WNW mph; Humidity: 59%;  Rain: 2.063 for next 3 hours.
Rain Tuesday 3:00PM — 55 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 55 and 55 .
Wind: 13 WNW mph; Humidity: 73%;  Rain: 4.625 for next 3 hours.
Rain Tuesday 6:00PM — 51 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 51 and 51 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 78%;  Rain: 1.813 for next 3 hours.
Rain Tuesday 9:00PM — 44 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 44 and 44 .
Wind: 26 W mph; Humidity: 88%;  Rain: 1.562 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 42 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 30 W mph; Humidity: 83%; 

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