Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 47
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)

Colorado Stream Update: Good fishin' to be had before the water comes up!

Current Conditions at Bear Creek:

Spring fishing has been great on Bear Creek. Lots of fish have been caught looking up, try running a large stimulator followed by a small adam's or midge pattern. The water clarity has began to turn slightly with the warm weather, so try to get out early in the day to avoid dirty water. Fishing has been decent subsurface, make sure to adjust depth accordingly to find feeding fish. Deep runs are holding fish still.

Our local streams close to Denver and Boulder are producing great fly fishing days. The fly fishing has been fantastic after ice out. Midges and mayflies are everywhere. The water has been open for a couple of weeks now and the bite is on!  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 1 lbs 4 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: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Olive

Size: 18

Time: All Day

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Plain Brown Sedge

Color: Brown

Size: 16

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Bear Creek

Fly: Adams
Color: Gray
Size: 18
Time: PM
Adams Adams
Fly: Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Color: Olive
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Blue Winged Olive Emerger Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Fly: Flashback Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Flashback Pheasant Tail Flashback Pheasant Tail

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 


Current Conditions

Snow
Currently: Light Snow
Temperature:  38 F
Temp Max:  43 F
Temp Min:  29 F
Humidity: 89%
Wind: 23 N mph
Pressure: 1001
Snow Tuesday 9:00PM — 31 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 26 and 31 .
Wind: 6 WSW mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 0.188 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 23 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 22 and 23 .
Wind: 17 W mph; Humidity: 91%; 
Clouds Wednesday 9:00AM — 34 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 7 WNW mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Snow Wednesday 12:00PM — 40 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 40 and 40 .
Wind: 3 ESE mph; Humidity: 81%;  Snow: 0.875 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 3:00PM — 34 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 9 ESE mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 4.312 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 6:00PM — 33 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 10 E mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 3.75 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 9:00PM — 31 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 9 E mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 3.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 6:00AM — 29 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 14 ESE mph; Humidity: 99%;  Snow: 0.438 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 9:00AM — 29 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 14 ESE mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 0.562 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 12:00PM — 33 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 16 ESE mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 0.126 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 3:00PM — 32 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 12 E mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 3.188 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 6:00PM — 33 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 5 WNW mph; Humidity: 99%;  Snow: 10.124 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 9:00PM — 31 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 90%;  Snow: 0.875 for next 3 hours.
Clear Friday 6:00AM — 26 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 27 W mph; Humidity: 83%;