Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 48-51
Sky: Clear Flow: 15
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Fall colors are here!

Current Conditions at Bear Creek:

Fall is settling nicely across the the Front Range. With night temperatures getting colder fish are taking a moment to get active in the mornings. With that being said, seek sunlight as throughout the morning session. As the sun warms the water expect fish to begin to move into faster, more oxygenated water. Hopper-dropper rigs and light nymph rigs are producing the most eats. The streamer fishing is starting to get hot as well. Hare's ears, princes and caddis larvae are good choices for nymphs. As always, depth is important when presenting these flies.

Black streamers have been producing vicious strikes. The fish have seen a lot of pressure this season and they are getting spooky. A shorter three weight fly rod is the best tool for the job right now.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Length: 14 inches
Girth: 5 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Bear Creek

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 20

Time:

Recommended Flies for Bear Creek

Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 18
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: 
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Fly: Wooly Bugger
Color: Black
Size: 10
Time: 
Wooly Bugger Wooly Bugger

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early October

Caddisflies

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: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late 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 

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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
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 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Few Clouds
Temperature:  65 F
Temp Max:  70 F
Temp Min:  34 F
Humidity: 8%
Wind: 18 E mph
Pressure: 1015
Clouds Sunday 9:00PM — 54 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 54 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clear Monday 6:00AM — 36 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 31 and 36 .
Wind: 20 WSW mph; Humidity: 35%; 
Clear Monday 9:00AM — 43 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 19 W mph; Humidity: 28%; 
Clear Monday 12:00PM — 52 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 52 and 52 .
Wind: 26 W mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clear Monday 3:00PM — 52 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 52 and 52 .
Wind: 28 W mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clear Monday 6:00PM — 42 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 10 W mph; Humidity: 30%; 
Clear Monday 9:00PM — 33 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 19 W mph; Humidity: 35%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00AM — 28 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 17 W mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Tuesday 9:00AM — 38 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 38 and 38 .
Wind: 13 WSW mph; Humidity: 27%; 
Clouds Tuesday 12:00PM — 51 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 51 and 51 .
Wind: 11 WNW mph; Humidity: 16%; 
Clear Tuesday 3:00PM — 52 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 52 and 52 .
Wind: 9 NNW mph; Humidity: 20%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00PM — 42 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 6 WSW mph; Humidity: 36%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00PM — 34 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 17 W mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 35 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 20 W mph; Humidity: 36%;