Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 32
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Boulder Creek continues to fish great in this warm spell we find ourselves in.

Current Conditions at Boulder Creek:

Boulder Creek through town is a great option for not only getting your line wet and but bringing a few fish to net as well. The fishing is best just west of town and continues to produce all the way through town. San Juan Worms, trailed by various small midges are working best. The flow is low and clear so we recommend using 5 and 6x tippet right now as well.

Make sure you are getting a good drag free drift in order to hook fish. Use a bright colored but small San Juan worm in red or pink to help you see where your flies are drifting. The fish are pooled up right now. Look for fish holding in the slowest and deepest runs and holes in the river. Fly fishing reports are good.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 1 lbs 4 oz
Length: 14 inches
Girth: 5 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Boulder Creek

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge

Color: Brown Olive

Size: 24

Time:

Recommended Flies for Boulder Creek

Fly: Rojo Midge
Color: Red
Size: 20
Time: 
Rojo Midge Rojo Midge
Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: 
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late February

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: 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 


Weather for Boulder Creek

Current: 59 °F Clear Wind: 4 MPH S
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 59 °F
Humidity: 14%
Wind: 4 mph S
Pressure: 14.69 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 62 °F  <br/>Low: 48 °F <br/> Wind: 17 mph W
Sunny
High: 62 °F
Low: 48 °F
Wind: 17 mph W
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 59 °F  <br/>Low: 33 °F <br/> Wind: 13 mph WSW
Sunny
High: 59 °F
Low: 33 °F
Wind: 13 mph WSW
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Moderate snow<br/> High: 38 °F  <br/>Low: 21 °F <br/> Wind: 8 mph NNE
Moderate snow
High: 38 °F
Low: 21 °F
Wind: 8 mph NNE