Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Jul 12, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 48-51
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 60
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Fishing is decent but so are the crowds

Current Conditions at Bear Creek:

Bear Creek has been fishing well all around, but summer days have brought out the crowds. Try to pick a week day for less pressure. There are have been some reports of surface action, especially in the mid afternoon. Soft water, and major current breaks are the target areas. Successful setups lately include hopper dropper rigs and light nymph set-ups. Chubby's and Amy's are the go-to for supporting droppers. . If they get picky give them a small admas. Hare's ears, princes and caddis larvas are good choices for nymphs. As always, depth is important when presenting these flies.

Our local creeks provide the dry fly angler with amplitude of opportunity close to Denver and Boulder! Get on the water now for some great dry fly fishing and great trips! Now is some of the best fishing of the year! All you need is a big attractor dry fly and a bead head dropper.  The fishing is good.  Partly Cloudy skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 1 lbs 6 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Bear Creek

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: Prince Nymph
Color: Brown
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Prince Nymph Prince Nymph
Fly: Flashback Hare's Ear
Color: Gray
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Flashback Hare's Ear Flashback Hare's Ear

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late July

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: Little Plain Brown Sedge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
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: Little Western Dark Sedge
Color: Dark Brown
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Mid Day
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: 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: Callibaetis Speckled Dun
Color: Tannish Olive to Olive Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Cloudy, Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Late Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Olivish Yellow to Yellowish Pink
Dates: Jun 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Mid Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 16-22
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Ginger Quill
Color: Pale Cream to Whitish
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 14-16
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: Iron Blue Quill
Color: Light Olive Tan to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 20-22
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 
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Slate Winged Drake
Color: Brown to Slate Gray
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 1
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Trico
Color: Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Early Afternoon
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Western Green Drake
Color: Dark Olive
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Cloudy, 1-4 pm
Size: 8-12
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: Giant Golden
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 1
Emergence: Follows Salmonflies
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Yellow
Color: Greenish Yellow to Yellow
Dates: Jun 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: 46-54° Water Temps Morning
Size: 18-22
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 
Insects: Yellow Sally
Color: Pale Yellow to Pinkish Yellow
Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Morning to Early Afternoon
Size: 2-8
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: Dog Day Cicadas
Color: Black & Orange
Dates: Jul 1 – Aug 31
Emergence: Varied
Size:
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

Rain
Currently: Heavy Intensity Rain
Temperature:  60 F
Temp Max:  74 F
Temp Min:  49 F
Humidity: 72%
Wind: 36 SSE mph
Pressure: 1024
Rain Saturday 9:00PM — 54 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 51 and 54 .
Wind: 6 N mph; Humidity: 94%;  Rain: 1.312 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Sunday 6:00AM — 50 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 49 and 50 .
Wind: 19 W mph; Humidity: 71%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00AM — 66 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 66 and 66 .
Wind: 6 WNW mph; Humidity: 41%; 
Clear Sunday 12:00PM — 74 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 74 and 74 .
Wind: 9 ENE mph; Humidity: 30%; 
Rain Sunday 3:00PM — 66 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 66 and 66 .
Wind: 16 ESE mph; Humidity: 54%;  Rain: 1.312 for next 3 hours.
Rain Sunday 6:00PM — 55 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 55 and 55 .
Wind: 15 NNW mph; Humidity: 81%;  Rain: 3.688 for next 3 hours.
Rain Sunday 9:00PM — 51 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 51 and 51 .
Wind: 6 NNW mph; Humidity: 98%;  Rain: 1.375 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 6:00AM — 47 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 5 W mph; Humidity: 91%;  Rain: 0.312 for next 3 hours.
Clear Monday 9:00AM — 60 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 60 and 60 .
Wind: 7 ESE mph; Humidity: 69%; 
Rain Monday 12:00PM — 66 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 66 and 66 .
Wind: 18 E mph; Humidity: 63%;  Rain: 0.688 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 3:00PM — 65 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 65 and 65 .
Wind: 14 E mph; Humidity: 67%;  Rain: 2.5 for next 3 hours.
Rain Monday 6:00PM — 53 
Expect moderate rain with temperatures ranging between 53 and 53 .
Wind: 4 ESE mph; Humidity: 93%;  Rain: 8.625 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Monday 9:00PM — 52 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 52 and 52 .
Wind: 11 W mph; Humidity: 88%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00AM — 49 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 74%;