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Lincoln Hills  - Sunday, Jul 7, 2019

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Sunday, Jul 7, 2019

Sunday, Jul 7, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: "I got that big one Colt! Oh she came up and ate the dry fly? Yeah, she was right where you said she would be!"

Fishing Highlights:

The water is on the decent every day right now and making more fishable areas each day. Carter and Andrew fished last year with me and this year decided to bring up Bill to have him experience fly fishing on Lincoln Hills. Today was Bill's first time fly fishing and to say the least i think he is going to go buy a fly rod tomorrow. Carter and Bill were on the dry dropper rig and found quite a few fish in the morning. The first fish Carter hooked out of a riffle was a 27" Rainbow that came up and ate a hopper off the surface. Carter had her almost tired out but when i went in for the scoop she had one last run left in her and she ended up snapping the line. Bummer. Andrew was under an indicator all morning and landed some awesome rainbows. After lunch we went out slinging the dry dropper rigs and working on longer casts and proper presentation. Bill was working a nice pocket on the opposite bank catching some nice trout. Thanks for a great day again fellas!

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. Look for the caddis to start popping in the afternoon. 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 great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 52-55 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

Colten Holschuh - Guide Photo
Colten Holschuh

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 52-55
Sky: Clear Flow: 350
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 3
Number Hookups: 49 Number Landed: 37

Best Fish

Species: Cutthroat
Weight: 1 lbs 5 oz
Length: 21 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Greenback Cutthroat Female Greenback Cutthroat Female
Greenback Cutthroat Male Greenback Cutthroat Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Gray Drake

Color: Blue Gray

Size: 12

Time: PM

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Plain Brown Sedge

Color: Brown

Size: 16

Time: PM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Amy's Ant
Color: Olive
Size: 12
Time: 
Amy's Ant Amy's Ant
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Blue Gray
Size: 20
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Caddis Emerger
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: 
Caddis Emerger Caddis Emerger

Lincoln Hills Sunday, Jul 07, 2019 Fishing Trip Photos

Fly Fishing Lincoln Hills with Bill, Carter, and Andrew
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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late July

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Trico
Color: Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Early Afternoon
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: 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 & 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: 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: 94 F Clear Sky Wind: 16 E mph

Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  94 F
Temp Max: 102 F
Temp Min:  78 F
Humidity: 10%
Wind: 16 E mph
Pressure: 1013
Clouds Friday 6:00PM — 88 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 78 and 88 .
Wind: 12 WNW mph; Humidity: 16%; 
Clouds Friday 9:00PM — 72 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 65 and 72 .
Wind: 21 W mph; Humidity: 27%; 
Clouds Saturday 6:00AM — 57 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 57 and 57 .
Wind: 20 W mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Clouds Saturday 9:00AM — 71 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 71 and 71 .
Wind: 8 WNW mph; Humidity: 21%; 
Clouds Saturday 12:00PM — 77 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 77 and 77 .
Wind: 18 E mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clouds Saturday 3:00PM — 74 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 74 and 74 .
Wind: 2 SW mph; Humidity: 32%; 
Rain Saturday 6:00PM — 55 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 55 and 55 .
Wind: 10 NW mph; Humidity: 81%;  Rain: 3.875 for next 3 hours.
Rain Saturday 9:00PM — 50 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 10 SE mph; Humidity: 98%;  Rain: 1.625 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Sunday 6:00AM — 49 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 19 W mph; Humidity: 75%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00AM — 65 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 65 and 65 .
Wind: 7 WNW mph; Humidity: 43%; 
Rain Sunday 12:00PM — 68 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 68 and 68 .
Wind: 11 NE mph; Humidity: 42%;  Rain: 0.375 for next 3 hours.
Rain Sunday 3:00PM — 66 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 66 and 66 .
Wind: 20 ENE mph; Humidity: 57%;  Rain: 1.688 for next 3 hours.
Rain Sunday 6:00PM — 60 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 60 and 60 .
Wind: 19 NE mph; Humidity: 77%;  Rain: 5.25 for next 3 hours.
Rain Sunday 9:00PM — 53 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 53 and 53 .
Wind: 14 ENE mph; Humidity: 98%;  Rain: 3.625 for next 3 hours.

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