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:

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

Colorado Stream Update: Flows are on the drop on Golden's famed Clear Creek and fishing has been fair to good in Clear Creek Canyon!

Current Conditions at Clear Creek:

Fishing remains productive on Clear Creek and beyond. Dry and dropper rigs are working in the shallower runs and riffles, while nymph rigs have been producing in the slower pockets and seams. 7.5 foot leaders and 4x-5x tippet are the name of the game.

Clear Creek is a dry fly fisher’s paradise. Get on the water now for some great dry fly fishing and great trips! Now is some of the best fishing of the year! All you need is a big attractor dry fly and a bead head dropper. The creek may be the best fishing on Colorado’s Front Range right now. It seems as though a brown trout is feeding in every pocket! Lots of bugs are hatching but the trout seem to be eating just about anything and fly fishing trips have been good. The evening caddis hatch has been epic look for some excellent fly fishing reports to come! Lots of stoneflies ensure the dry fly fisher an exciting day on the water. It is wet wading season bring your shorts and wading boots!  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Slightly Off.



Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 231
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Brown Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male
Weight: 0 lbs 13 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: Stonefly Micro Yellow Nymph Illustration Micro Yellow Adult Illustration
Insect: Micro Yellow
Color: Yellow
Size: 18
Time: PM
Insect Type: Caddisfly Micro Caddis Larva Illustration Micro Caddis Emerger Illustration Micro Caddis Adult Illustration
Insect: Micro Caddis
Color: Brownish Tan
Size: 18
Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Clear Creek

Fly: 20, Incher 20, Incher
Color: Yellow
Size: 14
Time: All Day
Fly: Amy's Ant Amy's Ant
Color: Brownish Tan
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Fly: San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Color: Red
Size: 18
Time: All Day

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early September

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
© The Flyfisher Group

Caddisflies

Green Sedge Olive to Gray Brown Jul 15 -
Sep 30
Morning & Afternoon 12-14 NA
Green Sedge Larva illustration Green Sedge Emerger illustration Green Sedge Adult illustration
Little Black Sedge Chocolate to Black Jul 15 -
Sep 30
Sporadic 16-18 NA
Little Black Sedge Larva illustration Little Black Sedge Emerger illustration Little Black Sedge Adult illustration
Micro Caddis Yellow, Orange or Brown Jun 15 -
Oct 15
Sporadic 20-22 NA
Micro Caddis Larva illustration Micro Caddis Emerger illustration Micro Caddis Adult illustration
October Caddis Orange Tan to Grayish Black Sep 1 -
Oct 30
Shallows, Afternoon & Evening 8-10 NA
October Caddis Larva illustration October Caddis Emerger illustration October Caddis Adult illustration
Spotted Sedge Brownish Yellow May 15 -
Sep 30
Sporadic 10-12 NA
Spotted Sedge Larva illustration Spotted Sedge Emerger illustration Spotted 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
Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD) Olivish Yellow to Yellowish Pink Jun 1 -
Sep 15
Mid Morning to Early Afternoon 16-22 Late Evening
Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD) Nymph illustration Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD) Emerger illustration Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD) Adult illustration
Ginger Quill Pale Cream to Whitish Jul 1 -
Sep 15
Morning 14-16 Evening
Ginger Quill Nymph illustration Ginger Quill Emerger illustration Ginger Quill Adult illustration
Gray Drake Gray Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Late Morning 14-16 Evening
Gray Drake Nymph illustration Gray Drake Emerger illustration Gray Drake Adult illustration
Mahogany Dun Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown Sep 1 -
Oct 31
Early Afternoon 16-18 Late Evening
Mahogany Dun Nymph illustration Mahogany Dun Emerger illustration Mahogany Dun Adult illustration
Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Clouds & warmest part of day 22-26 Evening
Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Nymph illustration Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Emerger illustration Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Adult illustration
Pink Pale Morning Dun Pink to Orangish to Rusty Red Aug 1 -
Sep 15
Daytime 14-16 Early Morning
Pink Pale Morning Dun Nymph illustration Pink Pale Morning Dun Emerger illustration Pink Pale Morning Dun Adult illustration
Red Quill Reddish Brown Jun 15 -
Sep 30
Mid Morning 14-16 Evening
Red Quill Nymph illustration Red Quill Emerger illustration Red Quill Adult illustration
Trico Black Jul 15 -
Sep 15
Morning 22-26 Early Afternoon
Trico Nymph illustration Trico Emerger illustration Trico 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

September Stone Reddish Brown with Orange belly Aug 15 -
Oct 31
Early Afternoon to Evening 4-10 NA
September Stone Nymph illustration September Stone Adult illustration

Terrestrials

Beetle Brownish to Black May 1 -
Nov 30
All Day 10-18 NA
Beetle  illustration
Black & Red Ant Red & Black Jul 1 -
Sep 30
All Day 18-20 NA
Black & Red Ant  illustration
Black Ant Black May 1 -
Nov 15
All Day 20-24 NA
Black Ant  illustration
Cricket Brownish Olive to Black Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Twilight & Dusk 8-16 NA
Cricket  illustration
Flying Black Ant Black Aug 15 -
Sep 15
Mid Afternoon 14-18 NA
Flying Black Ant   illustration
Grasshopper Green to Brownish Tan May 15 -
Nov 15
All Day 2-14 NA
Grasshopper  illustration Grasshopper  illustration
Red Ant Red to Orangish May 1 -
Oct 15
All Day 18-22 NA
Red Ant  illustration


Weather for Clear Creek

Current: 37 °F    Partly Cloudy     Wind: 15 MPH WNW
Current Condtions

Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 37 °F
Humidity: 65%
Wind: 15 mph WNW
Pressure: 15.04 psi
Cloud Cover: 50%

Monday's Forecast
weather forecastLight rain shower
High: 67 °F
Low: 45 °F
Wind: 15 mph NNW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecastLight rain shower
High: 72 °F
Low: 47 °F
Wind: 11 mph N
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 73 °F
Low: 52 °F
Wind: 12 mph NNW

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