Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 36-39 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 20
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Ice is building, but there is still some open water

Current Conditions at Boulder Creek:

There has been a decent amount of ice building on Boulder creek. Some areas through town still have some open water. There has been some good tout hooked on small streamers. 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.

The fishing is fair.  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 6 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Boulder Creek

None

Recommended Flies for Boulder Creek

Fly: Wooly Bugger
Color: Black
Size: 8
Time: 
Wooly Bugger Wooly Bugger
Fly: Wd 40
Color: Olive
Size: 20
Time: 
Wd 40 Wd 40
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January

Midges

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 


Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  38 F
Temp Max:  46 F
Temp Min:  29 F
Humidity: 27%
Wind: 9 WSW mph
Pressure: 1025
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 36 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 36 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 52%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — 33 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 33 .
Wind: 17 W mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM — 32 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 32 .
Wind: 22 W mph; Humidity: 57%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM — 27 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 25 and 27 .
Wind: 23 W mph; Humidity: 69%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM — 27 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 36 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 7 W mph; Humidity: 66%; 
Snow Tuesday 2:00PM — 35 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 17 W mph; Humidity: 67%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 27 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 13 W mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — 24 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 87%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — 24 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 23 WSW mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00AM — 23 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 25 W mph; Humidity: 80%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00AM — 21 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 22 W mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00AM — 21 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00AM — 27 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 25 W mph; Humidity: 64%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00PM — 28 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 29 W mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 20 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 19 W mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00PM — 15 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 20 WSW mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00PM — 13 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 40 W mph; Humidity: 71%; 
Clouds Thursday 2:00AM — 12 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 44 W mph; Humidity: 71%; 
Clouds Thursday 5:00AM — 13 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 37 W mph; Humidity: 72%;