Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 36-39 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 346
Wind: None Clarity: Stained
Precip: Snow Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)

Colorado Stream Update: Clear Creek is running high but still fishable.

Current Conditions at Clear Creek:

The water is high but we're still catching fish. The water is stained but there is about 12 inches of visibility along the banks. Nymphs are working ok but bigger patterns are working best right now like a 20 Incher or Bunny Leech. Streamers like an Egg Sucking Leech, Wooly Buggers, and Zoo Cougars are getting them to net very well right now. Target soft water along the banks for best results as the middle lane is moving very fast.

Make sure your nymph rig is deep enough, find the bottom of the river and fish up. The stream is high but the water is still navigable and we are catching some nice fish. Be careful out there the water is running high and fast.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 36-39 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Stained.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 0 lbs 13 oz
Length: 12 inches
Girth: 4 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: Zoo Cougar
Color: Pale Yellow
Size: 12
Time: 
Zoo Cougar Zoo Cougar
Fly: Egg Sucking Leech
Color: Blackish
Size: 12
Time: 
Egg Sucking Leech Egg Sucking Leech
Fly: 20, Incher
Color: Brownish Yellow
Size: 14
Time: 
20, Incher 20, Incher

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Caddisflies

Insects: Little Sister Sedge
Color: Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Afternoon & Evening
Size: 14-16
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 
Insects: Spotted Sedge
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: May 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
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 
Insects: Western Black Quill
Color: Purplish Black to Grayish Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Jun 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Midges

Insects: Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Apr 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
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: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Winter Black
Color: Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Terrestrials

Insects: Beetle
Color: Brownish to Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 10-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Black Ant
Color: Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-24
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Grasshopper
Color: Green to Brownish Tan
Dates: May 15 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 2-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Red Ant
Color: Red to Orangish
Dates: May 1 – Oct 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Weather for Clear Creek

Current: 37 °F Patchy rain possible Wind: 21 MPH WSW
Current Condtions

Patchy rain possible

Temperature: 37 °F
Humidity: 70%
Wind: 21 mph WSW
Pressure: 14.84 psi
Cloud Cover: 100%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 45 °F  <br/>Low: 34 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SSW
Sunny
High: 45 °F
Low: 34 °F
Wind: 5 mph SSW
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 43 °F  <br/>Low: 32 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SSE
Sunny
High: 43 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 5 mph SSE
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 47 °F  <br/>Low: 38 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SW
Sunny
High: 47 °F
Low: 38 °F
Wind: 5 mph SW