Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 41
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Boulder Creek is fishing fair to good with decent late August flows of 41 CFS. Look for fishing to really heat up in September with blanket hates of Blue Winged Olives.

Current Conditions at Boulder Creek:

Prospecting Boulder Creek with a dry & dropper rig right now is the name of the game. Fishing has been spot on in the evenings with good hatches of caddis. 7.5 foot leaders and 4x-5x tippet are all that is needed for your terminal tackle.

Our local creeks provide the dry fly angler with amplitude of opportunity close to Denver and Boulder! Get on the water now for some great dry fly fishing and great trips! Time to take advantage of fishing Boulder Creek, the insect life is great and the fish are feeding! The creek is fishing good in the morning, leaving the afternoon available for tubing and touring downtown Boulder! The evening caddis hatch has been epic look for some excellent fly fishing reports to come! Fall is around the corner and the fishing should be spectacular.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 0 lbs 15 oz
Length: 14 inches
Girth: 4 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Boulder Creek

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time: AM

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Western Dark Sedge

Color: Brownish Tan

Size: 16

Time: PM

Insect Type: Terrestrial

Insect: Black & Red Ant

Color: Black

Size: 18

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies for Boulder Creek

Fly: Amy's Ant
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Amy's Ant Amy's Ant
Fly: Caddis Pupa
Color: Greenish Brown
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Caddis Pupa Caddis Pupa
Fly: Elk Hair Caddis
Color: Brownish Tan
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Elk Hair Caddis Elk Hair Caddis

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late August

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
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: 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: Ginger Quill
Color: Pale Cream to Whitish
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 14-16
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: 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: Pink Pale Morning Dun
Color: Pink to Orangish to Rusty Red
Dates: Aug 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Daytime
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Early Morning
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: Trico
Color: Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Early Afternoon
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 & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
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: Dog Day Cicadas
Color: Black & Orange
Dates: Jul 1 – Aug 31
Emergence: Varied
Size:
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Flying Black Ant
Color: Black
Dates: Aug 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Mid Afternoon
Size: 14-18
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: 55 °F Sunny Wind: 0 MPH N
Current Condtions

Sunny

Temperature: 55 °F
Humidity: 88%
Wind: 0 mph N
Pressure: 14.88 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 78 °F  <br/>Low: 57 °F <br/> Wind: 8 mph ESE
Sunny
High: 78 °F
Low: 57 °F
Wind: 8 mph ESE
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 84 °F  <br/>Low: 59 °F <br/> Wind: 11 mph E
Sunny
High: 84 °F
Low: 59 °F
Wind: 11 mph E
Friday's Forecast
weather forecast: Patchy light rain in area with thunder<br/> High: 83 °F  <br/>Low: 61 °F <br/> Wind: 8 mph NNW
Patchy light rain in area with thunder
High: 83 °F
Low: 61 °F
Wind: 8 mph NNW