Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014

Colorado Stream Update: Clear Creek at Golden is fishing well in town and makes for a great way to get out and fish close to home. Maybe slip away during lunch this week for some good fishing...

Current Conditions at Clear Creek:

Now is a good time for prospecting the town stretches of Golden's famed Clear Creek for feisty native brown trout. Searching the water with a dry and dropper rig or indicator nymph fishing with small pinch on style indicators. Stripping micro sized bunny style streamers has also been effective. Bring 7.5 foot leaders and 4x-5x tippet.

The fly fishing has been great, good hatches of Blue Winged Olives and midges will excite and challenge all levels of anglers. The creek has been on fire! For a nice change of pace try stripping micro black streamers. The best results have been with small black wooly buggers and Belly Ache Minnows. Try an egg pattern (size 16) trailed by a small midge or mayfly (size 18-20). Black streamers have been producing vicious strikes. Use light tippet and longer leaders to avoid spooking fish. Use a light fly rod to make delicate presentations. A shorter three weight fly rod is the best tool for the job right now. This your best bet for good winter days close to Denver and Boulder.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 69
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Brown Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male
Weight: 0 lbs 12 oz
Length: 12 inches
Girth: 5 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: 20
Time: PM
Insect Type: Mayfly Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Emerger Illustration Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Nymph Illustration Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Adult Illustration
Insect: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 18
Time: AM

Recommended Flies for Clear Creek

Fly: Egg Egg
Color: Pinkish Yellow
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Fly: Black Beauty Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Fly: Biot Mayfly Biot Mayfly
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 18
Time: All Day

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late December

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
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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

Weather for Clear Creek

Current: 9 °F    Overcast     Wind: 0 MPH NW
Current Condtions

Temperature: 9 °F
Humidity: 78%
Wind: 0 mph NW
Pressure: 14.75 psi
Cloud Cover: 100%

Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastPartly Cloudy
High: 33 °F
Low: 21 °F
Wind: 9 mph W
Friday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 31 °F
Low: 22 °F
Wind: 13 mph W
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 37 °F
Low: 22 °F
Wind: 13 mph WNW

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