Fishing Conditions: POOR

Report Rating: POOR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Jan 6, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 20-23 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 35
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: Snow Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Clear Creek is flowing at 35 CFS at Golden but with the cold and icy temperatures on the Front Range fishing has been tough due to finding open water. Look for better fishing in Deckers and Cheesman.

Current Conditions at Clear Creek:

Fishing has been poor to fair

The fishing is slow.  Clear skies and 20-23 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Stained.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 0 lbs 12 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: Micro Black Midge

Color: Purplish Black

Size: 24

Time: AM

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time: AM

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge

Color: Chocolate

Size: 20

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Clear Creek

Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 24
Time: All Day
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Wd 40
Color: Chocolate
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Wd 40 Wd 40
Fly: Juju Baetis
Color: Blackish Purple
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Juju Baetis Juju Baetis

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January


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 


Insects: Micro Black
Color: Dark Brown to Black
Dates: Jan 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Weather for Clear Creek

Current: 12 °F Overcast Wind: 0 MPH W
Current Condtions


Temperature: 12 °F
Humidity: 61%
Wind: 0 mph W
Pressure: 14.78 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 41 °F  <br/>Low: 26 °F <br/> Wind: 12 mph W
High: 41 °F
Low: 26 °F
Wind: 12 mph W
Friday's Forecast
weather forecast: Thundery outbreaks possible<br/> High: 32 °F  <br/>Low: 14 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph W
Thundery outbreaks possible
High: 32 °F
Low: 14 °F
Wind: 6 mph W
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 31 °F  <br/>Low: 20 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SSE
High: 31 °F
Low: 20 °F
Wind: 5 mph SSE