Fishing Conditions: POOR

Report Rating: POOR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Jun 24, 2016

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 439
Wind: None Clarity: Off-Color
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)

Colorado Stream Update: Boulder Creek is flowing high at 439 CFS. Look out for trees and other debris coming down the river. Use extreme caution when wade fishing! Good luck and be safe on the river!

Current Conditions at Boulder Creek:

The creek has been fishing well despite the higher flows. For best fishing drive above Boulder Falls where the stream calms down and has a little better flows right now. Wherever you fish be sure to use extreme caution when wade fishing. 7.5 foot leaders and 3x-4x tippet are the name of the game. A guide favorite right now is to fish an Amy's Ant size 16-18 dropped by a bead head stonefly patten like a Prince Nymph size16-20. Focus on pocket water on the banks! Good luck and enjoy one of Boulder's most precious resources..

The water is high everywhere around Colorado’s Front Range. To find good fishing try hiking to mountain streams and lakes. Many of these streams are flowing at a fishable level. The water is high but we are still catching fish. Use a double indicator rig. Keep your indicators in the same line and this will help promote a good drag free drift. The water is fast and deep better bring your split shot! Make sure your nymph rig is deep enough, find the bottom of the river and fish up. Our guides say to try nymph fishing with a bright red or pink San Juan Worm (size 16). The stream is high but the water is still navigable and we are catching some nice fish. Be careful out there the water is running high and fast. The key to catching fish is working the slow seams and holes. Try swinging micro black streamers through the off colored water. Make sure you are fishing with a good landing net; the fast current can make it difficult to land fish. The fishing is good but you better watch out for tubers, rafters, and kayakers! Most streams are high and dirty, but aggressive brown trout are still taking micro streamers. Try fishing Kolanda’s Mini Sculpin in black!  The fishing is slow.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Off-Color.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 0 lbs 13 oz
Length: 12 inches
Girth: 4 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Boulder Creek

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time: AM

Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Yellow Sally

Color: Yellowish Pink

Size: 18

Time: PM

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Micro Caddis

Color: Brownish Tan

Size: 18

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Boulder Creek

Fly: Amy's Ant
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 14
Time: All Day
Amy's Ant Amy's Ant
Fly: 20, Incher
Color: Brownish Yellow
Size: 16
Time: All Day
20, Incher 20, Incher
Fly: Prince Nymph
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Prince Nymph Prince Nymph

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 Boulder Creek

Current: 75 °F Partly Cloudy Wind: 7 MPH N
Current Condtions

Partly Cloudy

Temperature: 75 °F
Humidity: 41%
Wind: 7 mph N
Pressure: 14.84 psi
Cloud Cover: 75%
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 77 °F  <br/>Low: 62 °F <br/> Wind: 13 mph E
Sunny
High: 77 °F
Low: 62 °F
Wind: 13 mph E
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 79 °F  <br/>Low: 59 °F <br/> Wind: 12 mph E
Sunny
High: 79 °F
Low: 59 °F
Wind: 12 mph E
Friday's Forecast
weather forecast: Moderate or heavy rain shower<br/> High: 70 °F  <br/>Low: 59 °F <br/> Wind: 10 mph SE
Moderate or heavy rain shower
High: 70 °F
Low: 59 °F
Wind: 10 mph SE