Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015

Colorado Stream Update: Finally a few nice days of weather in Denver, Colorado it's no longer gloomy so grab that fly rod, jump in the truck and head to beautiful Golden, Colorado for some good winter fishing for wild trout!

Current Conditions at Clear Creek:

Now is a good time for fishing basic dry dropper rigs as well as light weight nymph rigs with an indicator. Try prospecting with a size 18 Parachute Adam trailed by a BH Pheasant Tail size 18-20, if you want to get fancy try a light weight nymph rig with midge pupa and larva size 20-24.

Fishing has been best from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and fly fishing trips have been catching lots of trout. The fish are feeding mostly on midges during the midday hatch hours. Try nymph fishing with different styles and sizes of midge patterns. Try a tandem nymph rig. Use three different midge patters. Try a black Zebra Midge (size 20-24) or a Money Midge (size 20-24). To imitate a midge cluster try using a Griffith’s Gnat (size 18-24). Look for fish rising during the warmest part of the day.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 60
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Brown Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male
Weight: 0 lbs 15 oz
Length: 14 inches
Girth: 7 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Clear Creek

Insect Type: Midge Micro Black Midge Larva Illustration Micro Black Midge Emerger Illustration Micro Black Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Micro Black Midge
Color: Blackish Purple
Size: 24
Time: PM
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 Clear Creek

Fly: Parawulff Parawulff
Color: Dark Blue Olive
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Fly: Black Beauty Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Fly: Juju Baetis Juju Baetis
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 18
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 Clear Creek

Current: 19 °F    Clear     Wind: 8 MPH N
Current Condtions

Temperature: 19 °F
Humidity: 79%
Wind: 8 mph N
Pressure: 15.00 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Monday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 56 °F
Low: 35 °F
Wind: 11 mph WSW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecastPartly Cloudy
High: 53 °F
Low: 37 °F
Wind: 10 mph WNW
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 40 °F
Low: 30 °F
Wind: 13 mph WNW

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