Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group

 

Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015

Colorado Stream Update: Be careful tonight driving on I-25 or I-70! Get home safe and tie some flies because spring and summer are not that far away and Boulder Creek will be fishing great soon!

Current Conditions at Boulder Creek:

It might be a little chilly outside but Boulder Creek is still flowing at 20 plus CFS. Now is a good time for nymph fishing the deepest holes and pools. Shorter rods 7.5 foot leaders and 5x tippet.

It is cold in Denver, Colorado the fishing has been good but make sure to have a warm hat and a good pair of gloves. No need to be on the water early, wait for the sun to come up in order to warm up the water temperature. Fishing has been best from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and fly fishing trips have been catching lots of trout. The fish are feeding mostly on midges during the midday hatch hours. Use three different midge patters. Try a black Zebra Midge (size 20-24) or a Money Midge (size 20-24). Make sure bring a quality pair of glasses to cut the glare from the snow and sun. The winter fly fishing in Colorado is great.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 24-27 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.



Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 24-27 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 24
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: Snow Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Brown Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male
Weight: 0 lbs 15 oz
Length: 12 inches
Girth: 4 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Boulder Creek

Insect Type: Midge Black Midge Larva Illustration Black Midge Emerger Illustration Black Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Black Midge
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Boulder Creek

Fly: Disco Midge Disco Midge
Color: Green
Size: 22
Time: PM
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Chocolate
Size: 20
Time: PM
Fly: Black Beauty Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: PM

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early March

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
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Caddisflies

American Grannom Bright Green to Greenish Brown Mar 1 -
May 15
Early Morning & Afternoon 10-14 NA
American Grannom Larva illustration American Grannom Emerger illustration American Grannom Adult illustration
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Dark Brown to Yellow Mar 1 -
Aug 30
Sporadic 14-16 NA
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Larva illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Emerger illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Adult illustration

Mayflies

Blue Winged Olive Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive Mar 1 -
Nov 15
Clouds & warmest part of day 16-18 Evening
Blue Winged Olive Nymph illustration Blue Winged Olive Emerger illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult illustration

Midges

Chocolate Brown Midge Brown to Chocolate Feb 15 -
Dec 15
All Day 20-22 2-3 Hours
Chocolate Brown Midge Larva illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Emerger illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Adult illustration
Micro Black Midge Blackish to Black Mar 1 -
Nov 15
Morning 22-26 2-3 Hours
Micro Black Midge Larva illustration Micro Black Midge Emerger illustration Micro Black Midge Adult illustration
Snow Midge Gray to Charcoal Jan 1 -
Dec 31
Warmest part of day 24-28 2-3 Hours
Snow Midge Larva illustration Snow Midge Emerger illustration Snow Midge Adult illustration

Stoneflies

Micro Black Dark Brown to Black Jan 1 -
May 15
38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day 18-22 NA
Micro Black Nymph illustration Micro Black Adult illustration
Skwala Stone Dark Brown to Yellow Olive Mar 1 -
May 15
38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage. 6-12
Skwala Stone Nymph illustration Skwala Stone Adult illustration


Weather for Boulder Creek

Current: 30 °F    Mist    Wind: 0 MPH N
Current Condtions

Mist
Temperature: 30 °F
Humidity: 69%
Wind: 0 mph N
Pressure: 14.66 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Monday's Forecast
weather forecastFog
High: 41 °F
Low: 26 °F
Wind: 6 mph ESE
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecastPatchy moderate snow
High: 24 °F
Low: 8 °F
Wind: 6 mph E
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 22 °F
Low: 12 °F
Wind: 7 mph W

Archived Fishing Reports for Boulder Creek