Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Jan 25, 2015

Colorado Stream Update: It is one beautiful Sunday afternoon in Boulder, Colorado! Fishing has been fair to good in town on Boulder Creek, get outside today and wet a line.

Current Conditions at Boulder Creek:

Fishing has been fair to good with dry dropper rigs, nymph rigs and even micro streamers. Now is a good time for prospecting the town stretches of BC with a Parachute Adams trailed by a variety of Zebra Midges.

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. Fishing has been best from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and fly fishing trips have been catching lots of trout. Use three different midge patters. Try a black Zebra Midge (size 20-24) or a Money Midge (size 20-24). The fish are eating midges and we are even seeing the occasional rise to an adult midge. To imitate a midge cluster try using a Griffith’s Gnat (size 18-24). Make sure bring a quality pair of glasses to cut the glare from the snow and sun.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 17
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None 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: Black Beauty Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Fly: Midge Adams Midge Adams
Color: Gray Brown
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Fly: Jujubee Midge Jujubee Midge
Color: Blackish Purple
Size: 22
Time: All Day

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
© The Flyfisher Group


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


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

Weather for Boulder Creek

Current: 46 °F    Clear     Wind: 0 MPH N
Current Condtions

Temperature: 46 °F
Humidity: 36%
Wind: 0 mph N
Pressure: 14.82 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecastPartly Cloudy
High: 67 °F
Low: 44 °F
Wind: 8 mph W
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 55 °F
Low: 28 °F
Wind: 12 mph WNW
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastPartly Cloudy
High: 46 °F
Low: 33 °F
Wind: 6 mph ESE

Archived Fishing Reports for Boulder Creek