Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: No one Around
No one Around

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Mar 27, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 32
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Boulder Creek is on fire right now!

Current Conditions at Boulder Creek:

The crowds are light, the BWO hatch is thick, and the trout are hungry! What else could you possibly want? While much of the high country received snow this past weekend, here in Boulder we only got rain so the water temperature here did not dip like other rivers-- this means the BWO hatch is still on! A Dry-Dropper rig of a size #16 Parachute Adams trailed by a #18 Pheasant Tail is catching trout on the surface and below the surface as well. The fishing is best from Boulder Falls down through the canyon to the town of Boulder.

Boulder Creek is ice free and the fly fishing is great Our local streams close to Denver and Boulder are producing great fly fishing days. This is some of the best action of the year on Boulder Creek! The fish have not seen any pressure in months and good hatches of midges and blue winged olives keep the fish rising.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 2 oz
Length: 14 inches
Girth: 5 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Boulder Creek

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Brownish Olive

Size: 18

Time:

Recommended Flies for Boulder Creek

Fly: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 18
Time: 
Blue Winged Olive Blue Winged Olive
Fly: Parachute Adams
Color: Gray
Size: 16
Time: 
Parachute Adams Parachute Adams
Fly: Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Pheasant Tail Pheasant Tail

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 Boulder Creek

Current: 50 °F Partly cloudy Wind: 0 MPH N
Current Condtions

Partly cloudy

Temperature: 50 °F
Humidity: 50%
Wind: 0 mph N
Pressure: 14.72 psi
Cloud Cover: 50%
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 45 °F  <br/>Low: 26 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SE
Sunny
High: 45 °F
Low: 26 °F
Wind: 5 mph SE
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 62 °F  <br/>Low: 35 °F <br/> Wind: 3 mph W
Sunny
High: 62 °F
Low: 35 °F
Wind: 3 mph W
Friday's Forecast
weather forecast: Partly cloudy<br/> High: 40 °F  <br/>Low: 27 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph E
Partly cloudy
High: 40 °F
Low: 27 °F
Wind: 6 mph E