Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 40-43 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 35
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Closer to spring, but not quite there

Current Conditions at Boulder Creek:

Boulder creek is fishing fair to decent. Try to focus on the lower stretches as they are the most free of ice. Even though spring is near, it is still winter fishing for the most part. Try nymphing deeper runs and holding areas during the warmest part of the day. Flies like Pt's, hares ears and small midge patterns are producing well.

Our local streams close to Denver and Boulder are producing great fly fishing days.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 40-43 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 0 lbs 8 oz
Length: 12 inches
Girth: 4 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: 20

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Boulder Creek

Fly: Buckskin Caddis
Color: Whitish
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Buckskin Caddis Buckskin Caddis
Fly: Brassie
Color: Tan
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Brassie Brassie
Fly: Flashback Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Flashback Pheasant Tail Flashback Pheasant Tail

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late March

Caddisflies

Insects: American Grannom
Color: Bright Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: Early Morning & Afternoon
Size: 10-14
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 

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 

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: 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: 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 
Insects: Skwala Stone
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage.
Size: 6-12
Spinner Fall:
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


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