Fishing Conditions: POOR

Report Rating: POOR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 36-39 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 16
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Pick the warmest days

Current Conditions at Boulder Creek:

The recent storm and low temperatures have it looking like Winter is here to stay. With that in mind winter-fishing tactics are beginning to become necessary. Smaller flies, light-tippets and depth are important factors to finding success. Target deep holding runs and major current breaks during the warmest parts of the day. Two-bits, Hares ears and Princes all make great point flies. Trail something more selective off the back like a black beauty, or a top secret midge. Depth is important when nymphing and even more so on cold days. Be sure that your flies are in the feeding column.

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 36-39 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 1 lbs 10 oz
Length: 14 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Boulder Creek

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Boulder Creek

Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Two Bit Hooker
Color: Olive
Size: 18
Time: 
Two Bit Hooker Two Bit Hooker
Fly: Rainbow Warrior
Color: Pearl
Size: 20
Time: 
Rainbow Warrior Rainbow Warrior

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:  27 F
Temp Max:  32 F
Temp Min:  19 F
Humidity: 92%
Wind: 5 SE mph
Pressure: 1019
Snow Thursday 8:00PM — 25 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 17 and 25 .
Wind: 6 SE mph; Humidity: 94%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 11:00PM — 27 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 27 .
Wind: 5 W mph; Humidity: 91%;  Snow: 0.62 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 2:00AM — 24 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 24 .
Wind: 1 NW mph; Humidity: 94%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 5:00AM — 24 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 22 and 24 .
Wind: 5 WNW mph; Humidity: 90%;  Snow: 0.56 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Friday 8:00AM — 25 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 9 WNW mph; Humidity: 80%; 
Clouds Friday 11:00AM — 31 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 11 WNW mph; Humidity: 66%; 
Clouds Friday 2:00PM — 32 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 67%; 
Clouds Friday 5:00PM — 23 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 26 W mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Clouds Friday 8:00PM — 21 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 32 W mph; Humidity: 77%; 
Clouds Friday 11:00PM — 21 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 32 W mph; Humidity: 76%; 
Clouds Saturday 2:00AM — 20 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 32 W mph; Humidity: 76%; 
Clouds Saturday 5:00AM — 19 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 19 and 19 .
Wind: 32 W mph; Humidity: 76%; 
Clouds Saturday 8:00AM — 20 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 30 W mph; Humidity: 68%; 
Clouds Saturday 11:00AM — 33 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 23 W mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00PM — 35 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 25 W mph; Humidity: 50%; 
Clear Saturday 5:00PM — 25 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 31 W mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Clear Saturday 8:00PM — 25 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 33 W mph; Humidity: 53%; 
Clear Saturday 11:00PM — 24 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 33 W mph; Humidity: 58%; 
Clouds Sunday 2:00AM — 22 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 30 W mph; Humidity: 59%; 
Clouds Sunday 5:00AM — 22 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 31 WSW mph; Humidity: 51%;