Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 39
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Boulder Creek continues to fish lights out!

Current Conditions at Boulder Creek:

The water is running a little high a bit stained but Boulder Creek is still fishing unbelievably well right now. Soft Hackle Hare's Ears and smaller size #20 Pheasant Tails are working very well when nymphed under an indicator. Fish are feeding behind or near structure for the most part so finding eddies and logs in the river is very helpful.

Late spring temperatures are running high around Denver. Get in some time right now before the water begins to blow out! The water is high but we are still catching fish. Be persistent. The fish are still there! Fishing is decent close to Boulder.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

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

Current Insect Hatches at Boulder Creek

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Brownish Tan

Size: 18

Time:

Recommended Flies for Boulder Creek

Fly: Gold Ribber Hare's Ear
Color: Brownish Tan
Size: 16
Time: 
Gold Ribber Hare's Ear Gold Ribber Hare's Ear
Fly: Pheasant Tail
Color: Dark Brown
Size: 20
Time: 
Pheasant Tail Pheasant Tail

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Caddisflies

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: 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: 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 

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: 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 

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: 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: 54 °F Clear Wind: 4 MPH NNW
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 54 °F
Humidity: 71%
Wind: 4 mph NNW
Pressure: 14.71 psi
Cloud Cover: 100%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 67 °F  <br/>Low: 47 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph S
Sunny
High: 67 °F
Low: 47 °F
Wind: 5 mph S
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 63 °F  <br/>Low: 45 °F <br/> Wind: 4 mph SSE
Sunny
High: 63 °F
Low: 45 °F
Wind: 4 mph SSE
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 68 °F  <br/>Low: 49 °F <br/> Wind: 3 mph SE
Sunny
High: 68 °F
Low: 49 °F
Wind: 3 mph SE