Fishing Conditions: POOR

Report Rating: POOR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Mar 6, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 40-43 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 49
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Clear Creek is tough right now but to find the best fishing head to Golden where the sun has the water temps much warmer than through the canyon.

Current Conditions at Clear Creek:

Clear Creek Canyon is just too cold with the lack of sun it's receiving to be productive right now. The best fishing is in the town of Golden near the RV park and through downtown Golden. We haven't seen a lot of midge hatches here just yet, but with the warmer weather of late we're expecting midges to starting emerging through the water column any day now. Black Beauties and Rainbow Warriors are doing well at fooling fish but we've also noticed that caddis larva patterns are working well as lead flies getting their attention. The takes are extremely subtle so be prepared to set the hook on any pause of the indicator.

The water is low and clear and the fish are hungry. Fly fishing trips have been great. March is a great time of year for fly fishing! Take advantage of the sunny days most rivers are ice free and the trout bite is on!  The fishing is slow.  Clear skies and 40-43 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 0 lbs 15 oz
Length: 13 inches
Girth: 4 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Clear Creek

None

Recommended Flies for Clear Creek

Fly: Cased Caddis
Color: Light Olive Brown
Size: 16
Time: 
Cased Caddis Cased Caddis
Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Rainbow Warrior
Color: Reddish
Size: 22
Time: 
Rainbow Warrior Rainbow Warrior

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late March

Caddisflies

Insects: American Grannom
Color: Bright Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: Early Morning & Afternoon
Size: 10-14
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 

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 

Midges

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 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 
Insects: Skwala Stone
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage.
Size: 6-12
Spinner Fall:
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Weather for Clear Creek

Current: 19 °F Overcast Wind: 19 MPH NW
Current Condtions

Overcast

Temperature: 19 °F
Humidity: 62%
Wind: 19 mph NW
Pressure: 14.76 psi
Cloud Cover: 100%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Patchy snow possible<br/> High: 43 °F  <br/>Low: 21 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph NW
Patchy snow possible
High: 43 °F
Low: 21 °F
Wind: 5 mph NW
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 47 °F  <br/>Low: 20 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SSW
Sunny
High: 47 °F
Low: 20 °F
Wind: 5 mph SSW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Moderate or heavy snow with thunder<br/> High: 42 °F  <br/>Low: 26 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph S
Moderate or heavy snow with thunder
High: 42 °F
Low: 26 °F
Wind: 6 mph S