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Report: CASE 3 Clear CreekFishing Report | Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Colorado Stream Update: Clear Creek is looking good despite the high water and fast flows.

Current Conditions at Clear Creek:

Get in your last days on Clear Creek before the summer brings full on white water season!

This is some of the best action of the year on Clear Creek! The fish have not seen any pressure in months and good hatches of midges and blue winged olives keep the fish rising. Late spring temperatures are running high around Denver. Get in some time right now before the water begins to blow out! Use a double indicator rig. Keep your indicators in the same line and this will help promote a good drag free drift. The water is fast and deep better bring your split shot! Make sure your nymph rig is deep enough, find the bottom of the river and fish up. Our guides say to try nymph fishing with a bright red or pink San Juan Worm (size 16).  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 642
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Brown Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male
Weight: 0 lbs 15 oz
Length: 12 inches
Girth: 4 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Clear Creek

Insect Type: Midge Chocolate Brown Midge Larva Illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Emerger Illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge
Color: Chocolate
Size: 22
Time: PM
Insect Type: Caddisfly Micro Caddis Larva Illustration Micro Caddis Emerger Illustration Micro Caddis Adult Illustration
Insect: Micro Caddis
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 18
Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Clear Creek

Fly: Autumn Splendor Streamer Autumn Splendor Streamer
Color: Yellowish Green
Size: 18
Time: PM
Fly: Disco Midge Disco Midge
Color: Dark Blue Olive
Size: 22
Time: PM
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Chocolate
Size: 20
Time: PM

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
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Little Sister Sedge Green to Greenish Brown May 15 -
Aug 30
Afternoon & Evening 14-16 NA
Little Sister Sedge Larva illustration Little Sister Sedge Emerger illustration Little Sister Sedge Adult illustration
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Dark Brown to Yellow Mar 1 -
Aug 30
Sporadic 14-16 NA
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Larva illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Emerger illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge 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


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
Western Black Quill Purplish Black to Grayish Brown Apr 1 -
Jun 30
Mid Morning 14-12 Evening
Western Black Quill Nymph illustration Western Black Quill Emerger illustration Western Black Quill Adult illustration


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


Salmon Fly Black to Reddish Brown May 15 -
Jul 15
50-60° Water Late Morning on 4-8 NA
Salmon Fly Nymph illustration Salmon Fly Adult illustration
Small Western Brownish May 15 -
Jul 15
46-56° Water Temps 14-18 NA
Small Western Nymph illustration Small Western Adult illustration
Winter Black Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown Apr 1 -
Aug 15
Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds 18-22 NA
Winter Black Nymph illustration Winter Black Adult illustration


Beetle Brownish to Black May 1 -
Nov 30
All Day 10-18 NA
Beetle  illustration
Black Ant Black May 1 -
Nov 15
All Day 20-24 NA
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: 25 °F    Partly Cloudy     Wind: 23 MPH WNW
Current Condtions

Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 25 °F
Humidity: 74%
Wind: 23 mph WNW
Pressure: 14.94 psi
Cloud Cover: 50%

Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastPatchy rain nearby
High: 61 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 8 mph W
Friday's Forecast
weather forecastPatchy light rain in area with thunder
High: 56 °F
Low: 31 °F
Wind: 8 mph NE
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 62 °F
Low: 39 °F
Wind: 7 mph E

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