Fishing Conditions: POOR

Report Rating: POOR
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 15
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Bear Creek will be iced up soon!

Current Conditions at Bear Creek:

Winter has started to lock some of the river with ice, and fishing has slowed down. It may be a good idea to seek more fishy water at one of our tailwaters. For those looking to give it whack, target the warmest part of the day and any deep open holding water. Nymph rigs fished at appropriate depths are going to find the most eats. Hare's ears, Princes and caddis larvae are good choices for nymphs. Trail a more selective pattern like a Barr's emerger or an RS2.

Use light tippet and longer leaders to avoid spooking fish. It’s now winter time in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Time to head to the tail waters. What a fantastic season it was. Fly fishing trips and reports have been great this year. Winter is just about to arrive.  The fishing is slow.  Clear skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 1 lbs 3 oz
Length: 12 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Bear Creek

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)

Color: Olive

Size: 24

Time:

Recommended Flies for Bear Creek

Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Red
Size: 18
Time: 
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm
Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Pheasant Tail Pheasant Tail

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late November

Mayflies

Insects: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)
Color: Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 22-26
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: 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 

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: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Overcast Clouds
Temperature:  26 F
Temp Max:  32 F
Temp Min:  15 F
Humidity: 100%
Wind: 5 NE mph
Pressure: 1019
Snow Thursday 8:00PM — 23 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 16 and 23 .
Wind: 7 SW mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 11:00PM — 25 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 25 .
Wind: 2 SSW mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.56 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 2:00AM — 23 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 23 .
Wind: 4 E mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.81 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 5:00AM — 22 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 22 .
Wind: 2 SSW mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 1 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 8:00AM — 24 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 7 WNW mph; Humidity: 86%;  Snow: 0.38 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 11:00AM — 31 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 6 NE mph; Humidity: 74%;  Snow: 0.06 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Friday 2:00PM — 33 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 7 NNW mph; Humidity: 71%; 
Clouds Friday 5:00PM — 21 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 15 WNW mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clear Friday 8:00PM — 19 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 19 and 19 .
Wind: 26 WNW mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clear Friday 11:00PM — 18 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 30 WNW mph; Humidity: 74%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00AM — 16 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 26 W mph; Humidity: 72%; 
Clear Saturday 5:00AM — 16 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 25 W mph; Humidity: 67%; 
Clear Saturday 8:00AM — 21 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 21 W mph; Humidity: 57%; 
Clear Saturday 11:00AM — 38 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 38 and 38 .
Wind: 5 WSW mph; Humidity: 53%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00PM — 40 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 40 and 40 .
Wind: 10 WNW mph; Humidity: 55%; 
Clear Saturday 5:00PM — 25 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 23 W mph; Humidity: 72%; 
Clear Saturday 8:00PM — 23 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 26 W mph; Humidity: 57%; 
Clear Saturday 11:00PM — 23 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 25 W mph; Humidity: 55%; 
Clouds Sunday 2:00AM — 23 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 24 W mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Clouds Sunday 5:00AM — 20 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 23 W mph; Humidity: 60%;