Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group

 

Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016

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.



Weather & Water Conditions

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

Likely Catch

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

Current Insect Hatches at Clear Creek

Insect Type: Midge Black Midge Larva Illustration Black Midge Emerger Illustration Black Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Black Midge
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: AM
Insect Type: Mayfly Blue Winged Olive Emerger Illustration Blue Winged Olive Nymph Illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult Illustration
Insect: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Dark Blue Olive
Size: 18
Time: All Day

Recommended Flies for Clear Creek

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

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early May

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
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Caddisflies

American Grannom Bright Green to Greenish Brown Mar 1 -
May 15
Early Morning & Afternoon 10-14 NA
American Grannom Larva illustration American Grannom Emerger illustration American Grannom Adult illustration
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Dark Brown to Yellow Mar 1 -
Aug 30
Sporadic 14-16 NA
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Larva illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Emerger illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Adult illustration

Mayflies

Blue Winged Olive Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive Mar 1 -
Nov 15
Clouds & warmest part of day 16-18 Evening
Blue Winged Olive Nymph illustration Blue Winged Olive Emerger illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult illustration
Western Black Quill Purplish Black to Grayish Brown Apr 1 -
Jun 30
Mid Morning 14-12 Evening
Western Black Quill Nymph illustration Western Black Quill Emerger illustration Western Black Quill Adult illustration

Midges

Black Midge Blackish to Black Apr 1 -
Nov 15
All Day 18-20 2-3 Hours
Black Midge Larva illustration Black Midge Emerger illustration Black Midge Adult illustration
Chocolate Brown Midge Brown to Chocolate Feb 15 -
Dec 15
All Day 20-22 2-3 Hours
Chocolate Brown Midge Larva illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Emerger illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Adult illustration
Micro Black Midge Blackish to Black Mar 1 -
Nov 15
Morning 22-26 2-3 Hours
Micro Black Midge Larva illustration Micro Black Midge Emerger illustration Micro Black Midge Adult illustration
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

Stoneflies

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
Skwala Stone Dark Brown to Yellow Olive Mar 1 -
May 15
38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage. 6-12
Skwala Stone Nymph illustration Skwala Stone Adult illustration
Winter Black Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown Apr 1 -
Aug 15
Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds 18-22 NA
Winter Black Nymph illustration Winter Black Adult illustration

Terrestrials

Beetle Brownish to Black May 1 -
Nov 30
All Day 10-18 NA
Beetle  illustration
Black Ant Black May 1 -
Nov 15
All Day 20-24 NA
Black Ant  illustration
Red Ant Red to Orangish May 1 -
Oct 15
All Day 18-22 NA
Red Ant  illustration


Weather for Clear Creek

Current: 19 °F    Sunny    Wind: 12 MPH N
Current Condtions

Sunny
Temperature: 19 °F
Humidity: 67%
Wind: 12 mph N
Pressure: 14.92 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 51 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 9 mph NE
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 50 °F
Low: 38 °F
Wind: 10 mph E
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastPartly Cloudy
High: 60 °F
Low: 38 °F
Wind: 14 mph ENE

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