Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 28-31 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 25
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: Snow Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Looking for some Colorado fly fishing close to Denver & Boulder? Look no further than Boulder Creek! Flows are stable and this stretch of wild brown trout water is some of the best near town!

Current Conditions at Boulder Creek:

Boulder Creek can be a surprisingly productive winter fishery with good midge hatches all winter. For good winter fishing focus on the deep holes and long slow runs. The "town" stretches like the water behind CU Campus can be particularly productive. Dry fly fishing can be good throughout the winter, specially on the warm & sunny days. Small patterns like a Parachute Adams & Griffith's Gnats in hook sizes 20-24 can fool rising Boulder Creek Brown Trout. For your terminal tackle needs pack leaders 7.5 to 9 feet in length and tippet spools of 4x-6x.

The fishing is good.  Partly Cloudy skies and 28-31 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Stained.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 0 lbs 12 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: Micro Black Midge

Color: Blackish Purple

Size: 20

Time: PM

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time: AM

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge

Color: Chocolate

Size: 24

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Boulder Creek

Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Flashback Pheasant Tail
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 24
Time: All Day
Flashback Pheasant Tail Flashback Pheasant Tail
Fly: Griffith's Gnat
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Griffith's Gnat Griffith's Gnat

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early December


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 

Weather for Boulder Creek

Current: 10 °F Clear Wind: 0 MPH N
Current Condtions


Temperature: 10 °F
Humidity: 78%
Wind: 0 mph N
Pressure: 14.87 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Overcast<br/> High: 15 °F  <br/>Low: 11 °F <br/> Wind: 3 mph E
High: 15 °F
Low: 11 °F
Wind: 3 mph E
Friday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 41 °F  <br/>Low: 31 °F <br/> Wind: 3 mph SW
High: 41 °F
Low: 31 °F
Wind: 3 mph SW
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 47 °F  <br/>Low: 32 °F <br/> Wind: 7 mph W
High: 47 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 7 mph W