Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 56-59
Sky: Clear Flow: 15
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Fall is around the corner!

Current Conditions at Bear Creek:

Night temps are getting cooler and flows are getting low, but there's still some good dry fly action to be had. Soft water and major current breaks are the target areas. Successful setups lately include hopper-dropper rigs with a good soft-hackle bead head. Chubby's and Amy's are the go-to for supporting droppers. Parachutes, Stimis and elk hairs have been working well later in the afternoon to rising fish. Hare's ears, princes and caddis larvas are good choices for nymphs. As always, depth is important when presenting these flies.

The water is low and clear and fly fishing reports have been excellent. Use a light fly rod to make delicate presentations. A shorter three weight fly rod is the best tool for the job right now.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 56-59 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 14 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Bear Creek

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Plain Brown Sedge

Color: Brown

Size: 20

Time:

Recommended Flies for Bear Creek

Fly: Parachute Adams
Color: Gray
Size: 20
Time: 
Parachute Adams Parachute Adams
Fly: Stimulator
Color: Yellowish Green
Size: 18
Time: 
Stimulator Stimulator
Fly: Two Bit Hooker
Color: Olive
Size: 16
Time: 
Two Bit Hooker Two Bit Hooker

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late September

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Caddis
Color: Yellow, Orange or Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Oct 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late 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 
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
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 & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
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: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
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 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Few Clouds
Temperature:  71 F
Temp Max:  77 F
Temp Min:  59 F
Humidity: 15%
Wind: 8 SSE mph
Pressure: 1018
Clear Sunday 6:00PM — 66 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 57 and 66 .
Wind: 8 WNW mph; Humidity: 29%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00PM — 50 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 42 and 50 .
Wind: 17 W mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00AM — 42 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 20 W mph; Humidity: 36%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00AM — 54 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 54 and 54 .
Wind: 14 WNW mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clouds Monday 12:00PM — 64 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 5 NNW mph; Humidity: 17%; 
Clouds Monday 3:00PM — 65 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 65 and 65 .
Wind: 8 NNW mph; Humidity: 16%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00PM — 59 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 59 and 59 .
Wind: 5 E mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00PM — 47 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 12 WNW mph; Humidity: 34%; 
Clouds Tuesday 6:00AM — 42 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 22 W mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00AM — 52 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 52 and 52 .
Wind: 20 WSW mph; Humidity: 28%; 
Clear Tuesday 12:00PM — 61 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 61 and 61 .
Wind: 30 W mph; Humidity: 18%; 
Clear Tuesday 3:00PM — 64 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 31 W mph; Humidity: 18%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00PM — 59 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 59 and 59 .
Wind: 23 WNW mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00PM — 46 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 22 W mph; Humidity: 39%;