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:

Saturday, Oct 17, 2015

Colorado Stream Update: Now is a great time for heading to Golden, CO and fly fishing the infamous Clear Creek."

Current Conditions at Clear Creek:

Now is a great time for fishing dry dropper, nymph rigs and streamer set ups through Golden's Clear Creek Canyon. 7.5 to 9 foot leaders and 4x-5x tippet is the name of the game.

The fishing is fair.  Overcast 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: Overcast Flow: 79
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
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: 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: Dark Blue Olive
Size: 20
Time: AM

Recommended Flies for Clear Creek

Fly: Flashback Pheasant Tail Flashback Pheasant Tail
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Fly: Mayfly Cripple Mayfly Cripple
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 20
Time: AM
Fly: Black Beauty Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: All Day

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early December

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
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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
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: 16 °F    Clear     Wind: 20 MPH WNW
Current Condtions

Temperature: 16 °F
Humidity: 63%
Wind: 20 mph WNW
Pressure: 14.78 psi
Cloud Cover: 10%

Monday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 22 °F
Low: 12 °F
Wind: 20 mph WNW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecastOvercast
High: 25 °F
Low: 17 °F
Wind: 29 mph WNW
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 37 °F
Low: 22 °F
Wind: 18 mph W

Archived Fishing Reports for Clear Creek