Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 56-59
Sky: Clear Flow: 100
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Fishing has been red-hot on Clear Creek recently

Current Conditions at Clear Creek:

Temperatures through the night are getting low, and Fall is near. Fishing has been good lately on Clear Creek. Hopper-dropper rigs set at the appropriate depth are going to turn most heads in the river. Target shelves, drop-offs, and current breaks. Amy's ants and chubbies are great choices for hoppers. They float well and act as great bobbers. For below the surface, princes and hare's ears are ideal. Tow a more selective pattern like an RS2 or a black beauty. There have been some great dry fly opportunities as well. A lot of fish have been taken on small parachute and stimulator patterns. Don't over-look the pocket water!

The creek has been on fire! For a nice change of pace try stripping micro black streamers. The best results have been with small black wooly buggers and Belly Ache Minnows. The water is low and clear and fly fishing reports have been excellent. A shorter three weight fly rod is the best tool for the job right now.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 56-59 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 2 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Clear Creek

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Plain Brown Sedge

Color: Brown

Size: 20

Time:

Recommended Flies for Clear Creek

Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Fly: Two Bit Hooker
Color: Olive
Size: 18
Time: 
Two Bit Hooker Two Bit Hooker
Fly: Amy's Ant
Color: Olive
Size: 12
Time: 
Amy's Ant Amy's Ant

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late September

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: 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: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late 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 

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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
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: 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

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  70 F
Temp Max:  76 F
Temp Min:  59 F
Humidity: 20%
Wind: 36 W mph
Pressure: 1024
Clear Sunday 6:00PM — 66 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 58 and 66 .
Wind: 24 W mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00PM — 46 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 41 and 46 .
Wind: 10 S mph; Humidity: 41%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00AM — 34 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 6 ESE mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00AM — 49 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 2 N mph; Humidity: 30%; 
Clouds Monday 12:00PM — 61 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 61 and 61 .
Wind: 16 WNW mph; Humidity: 18%; 
Clouds Monday 3:00PM — 65 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 65 and 65 .
Wind: 28 W mph; Humidity: 13%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00PM — 61 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 61 and 61 .
Wind: 13 WNW mph; Humidity: 18%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00PM — 44 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 44 and 44 .
Wind: 9 S mph; Humidity: 32%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00AM — 35 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 35 and 35 .
Wind: 5 S mph; Humidity: 48%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00AM — 49 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 6 WNW mph; Humidity: 30%; 
Clear Tuesday 12:00PM — 60 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 60 and 60 .
Wind: 22 WNW mph; Humidity: 19%; 
Clear Tuesday 3:00PM — 66 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 66 and 66 .
Wind: 29 W mph; Humidity: 17%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00PM — 60 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 60 and 60 .
Wind: 29 NW mph; Humidity: 23%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00PM — 43 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 11 S mph; Humidity: 40%;