Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 144
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Clear Creek has been fishing well and our guides have had some exciting days on the water close to Golden. Get out and fish!

Current Conditions at Clear Creek:

Fishing has been fair to good, now is a great time for prospecting Clear Creek with a dry and dropper rig. Micro streamers are producing as well. 7.5 foot leaders and 4x-5x tippet.

The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 0 lbs 11 oz
Length: 12 inches
Girth: 4 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Clear Creek

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time: AM

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Dark Blue Olive

Size: 18

Time: All Day

Recommended Flies for Clear Creek

Fly: 20, Incher
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 18
Time: All Day
20, Incher 20, Incher
Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Chocolate
Size: 24
Time: All Day
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Caddisflies

Insects: Little Sister Sedge
Color: Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Afternoon & Evening
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Tan Short Horn Sedge
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow
Dates: Mar 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
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: Western Black Quill
Color: Purplish Black to Grayish Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Jun 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
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: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Winter Black
Color: Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds
Size: 18-22
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 Ant
Color: Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-24
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 Clear Creek

Current: 25 °F Moderate or heavy snow in area with thunder Wind: 4 MPH SE
Current Condtions

Moderate or heavy snow in area with thunder

Temperature: 25 °F
Humidity: 68%
Wind: 4 mph SE
Pressure: 14.82 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Light rain shower<br/> High: 52 °F  <br/>Low: 32 °F <br/> Wind: 12 mph ENE
Light rain shower
High: 52 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 12 mph ENE
Friday's Forecast
weather forecast: Light rain shower<br/> High: 49 °F  <br/>Low: 38 °F <br/> Wind: 15 mph NE
Light rain shower
High: 49 °F
Low: 38 °F
Wind: 15 mph NE
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecast: Light rain shower<br/> High: 57 °F  <br/>Low: 36 °F <br/> Wind: 8 mph ENE
Light rain shower
High: 57 °F
Low: 36 °F
Wind: 8 mph ENE