Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014

Colorado Stream Update: Boulder Creek is one of our Colorado fly fishing guide favorites. Now is a great time to prospect Boulder Creek for the brown trout of a lifetime.

Current Conditions at Boulder Creek:

Boulder Creek has been fishing fair to decent in town with dry dropper rigs and standard nymph rigs. Try fishing micro streamers in the deeper under cut banks for good results and bigger fish. 7.5 foot leaders 4x tippet.

The fly fishing has been great, good hatches of Blue Winged Olives and midges will excite and challenge all levels of anglers. The creek has been on fire! For a nice change of pace try stripping micro black streamers. The best results have been with small black wooly buggers and Belly Ache Minnows. Try an egg pattern (size 16) trailed by a small midge or mayfly (size 18-20). Black streamers have been producing vicious strikes. Our guides report that white streamers are hooking fish after fish. The water is low and clear and fly fishing reports have been excellent. The fish have seen a lot of pressure this season and they are getting spooky. Use light tippet and longer leaders to avoid spooking fish. Use a light fly rod to make delicate presentations. A shorter three weight fly rod is the best tool for the job right now.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 18
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Brown Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male
Weight: 0 lbs 14 oz
Length: 12 inches
Girth: 5 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: Blackish
Size: 22
Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Boulder Creek

Fly: Adams Adams
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Fly: Black Beauty Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Fly: Biot Midge Biot Midge
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: All Day

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late December

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
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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

Weather for Boulder Creek

Current: 27 °F    Clear     Wind: 4 MPH NW
Current Condtions

Temperature: 27 °F
Humidity: 93%
Wind: 4 mph NW
Pressure: 14.74 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastPartly Cloudy
High: 40 °F
Low: 24 °F
Wind: 6 mph E
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 41 °F
Low: 30 °F
Wind: 8 mph WNW
Friday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 46 °F
Low: 30 °F
Wind: 12 mph W

Archived Fishing Reports for Boulder Creek