Fishing Conditions: POOR

Report Rating: POOR
Crowd Rating: No one Around
No one Around

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Mar 24, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 19- Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 26
Wind: Gail Force Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Clear Creek Canyon was fishing very well before this current cold snap...

Current Conditions at Clear Creek:

Expect fishing to slow down here for the next few days as the cold weather will push trout to the deepest sections of the river and most likely turn their feeding off or at best slow it down to a snail's pace. When the trout here are feeding they're keyed on a variety of patterns like Caddis Larva, Rainbow Warriors, and Prince Nymphs. Expect to find trout stacked up in slow pockets close to the bank for the next week or two.

Many of the dam released stretches just outside of Denver and Boulder are fishing quite well with eggs, midges, and mayfly emergers. Fishing is good but it’s still cold out there! To maximize the bite strive to be on the water from 10 am to 2 pm. 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 slow.  Clear skies and 19- degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 0 lbs 15 oz
Length: 13 inches
Girth: 5 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Clear Creek

None

Recommended Flies for Clear Creek

Fly: Rainbow Warrior
Color: Reddish
Size: 20
Time: 
Rainbow Warrior Rainbow Warrior
Fly: Prince Nymph
Color: Brown
Size: 20
Time: 
Prince Nymph Prince Nymph
Fly: Caddis Pupa
Color: Chartruse
Size: 18
Time: 
Caddis Pupa Caddis Pupa

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late March

Caddisflies

Insects: American Grannom
Color: Bright Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: Early Morning & Afternoon
Size: 10-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Tan Short Horn Sedge
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow
Dates: Mar 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Mayflies

Insects: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Midges

Insects: Chocolate Brown Midge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Feb 15 – Dec 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
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 

Stoneflies

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 
Insects: Skwala Stone
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage.
Size: 6-12
Spinner Fall:
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Weather for Clear Creek

Current: 19 °F Partly cloudy Wind: 27 MPH NNW
Current Condtions

Partly cloudy

Temperature: 19 °F
Humidity: 62%
Wind: 27 mph NNW
Pressure: 14.79 psi
Cloud Cover: 75%
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Patchy moderate snow<br/> High: 33 °F  <br/>Low: 14 °F <br/> Wind: 7 mph SSW
Patchy moderate snow
High: 33 °F
Low: 14 °F
Wind: 7 mph SSW
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 40 °F  <br/>Low: 16 °F <br/> Wind: 8 mph WSW
Sunny
High: 40 °F
Low: 16 °F
Wind: 8 mph WSW
Friday's Forecast
weather forecast: Light snow<br/> High: 32 °F  <br/>Low: 20 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph SSE
Light snow
High: 32 °F
Low: 20 °F
Wind: 6 mph SSE