Fishing Conditions: POOR

Report Rating: POOR
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 19- Temp: 32-35
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 13
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Winter on Bear Creek

Current Conditions at Bear Creek:

Winter is in full affect and fishing has slowed down. It may be a good idea to seek more fishy water at one of our tail-waters. Especially with the cold weather in the forecast, Bear creek may be done for the winter. 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.

The fishing is slow.  Partly Cloudy skies and 19- degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

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

Current Insect Hatches at Bear Creek

None

Recommended Flies for Bear Creek

Fly: Wd 40
Color: 
Size: 20
Time: 
Wd 40 Wd 40
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: 
Size: 20
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Brassie
Color: 
Size: 20
Time: 
Brassie Brassie

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 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Overcast Clouds
Temperature:  33 F
Temp Max:  41 F
Temp Min:  15 F
Humidity: 27%
Wind: 39 W mph
Pressure: 1015
Clouds Monday 5:00PM — 26 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 12 and 26 .
Wind: 26 WNW mph; Humidity: 62%; 
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 14 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 4 and 14 .
Wind: 22 WNW mph; Humidity: 75%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — 11 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 4 and 11 .
Wind: 25 WNW mph; Humidity: 72%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM —
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 3 and 7 .
Wind: 21 WNW mph; Humidity: 73%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM —
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 2 and 2 .
Wind: 18 WNW mph; Humidity: 77%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM —
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 4 and 4 .
Wind: 25 NW mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 10 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 32 N mph; Humidity: 55%; 
Snow Tuesday 2:00PM — 11 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 11 and 11 .
Wind: 24 NNE mph; Humidity: 69%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 8 and 8 .
Wind: 10 ENE mph; Humidity: 88%;  Snow: 0.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 8:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 1 and 1 .
Wind: 7 WSW mph; Humidity: 93%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — -2 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between -2 and -2 .
Wind: 17 W mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM — -1 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -1 and -1 .
Wind: 22 W mph; Humidity: 75%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 0 and 0 .
Wind: 24 W mph; Humidity: 64%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00AM — 11 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 11 and 11 .
Wind: 25 W mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM — 28 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 19 WNW mph; Humidity: 40%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00PM — 31 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 22 WNW mph; Humidity: 46%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00PM — 25 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 6 WNW mph; Humidity: 62%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00PM — 12 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 18 WSW mph; Humidity: 80%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00PM — 11 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 11 and 11 .
Wind: 21 WSW mph; Humidity: 82%; 
Clear Thursday 2:00AM — 11 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 11 and 11 .
Wind: 19 WSW mph; Humidity: 83%;