Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Overcast Flow: 90
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)

Colorado Stream Update: Fishing has been good - Get out before run-off sets in

Current Conditions at Clear Creek:

Flows on Clear Creek have been in a great range lately. The water clarity is touchy, and will continue to be until peak run-off comes through. With that in mind, get out while the gettin' is good. Caddis patterns have been producing fish with consistency. There are some fish beginning to rise in the softer water, however most eats remain subsurface. A hopper-dropper rig is a great option right now, because of the sensitivity of the hopper, but also for converting on the few fish feeling grabby. As we move more towards summer fish have began to spread out. Small black and olive streamers have also turned a few nice browns.

Our local streams close to Denver and Boulder are producing great fly fishing days. The fly fishing has been fantastic after ice out. Midges and mayflies are everywhere. Spring is here and it’s time to grab the rod and head for the mountains and foothills!  The fishing is good.  Overcast skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 1 lbs 8 oz
Length: 13 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Clear Creek

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time: PM

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Olive

Size: 20

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Clear Creek

Fly: Flashback Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Flashback Pheasant Tail Flashback Pheasant Tail
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Amy's Ant
Color: Brown
Size: 12
Time: PM
Amy's Ant Amy's Ant

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Caddisflies

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: 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: Western Black Quill
Color: Purplish Black to Grayish Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Jun 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-12
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: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
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 

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 Ant
Color: Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-24
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

Clouds
Currently: Broken Clouds
Temperature:  37 F
Temp Max:  43 F
Temp Min:  28 F
Humidity: 56%
Wind: 29 W mph
Pressure: 1002
Clouds Tuesday 9:00PM — 28 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 28 .
Wind: 8 W mph; Humidity: 90%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 23 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 22 and 23 .
Wind: 8 SSW mph; Humidity: 91%; 
Clear Wednesday 9:00AM — 36 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 36 and 36 .
Wind: 14 W mph; Humidity: 58%; 
Clear Wednesday 12:00PM — 44 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 44 and 44 .
Wind: 19 W mph; Humidity: 44%; 
Clouds Wednesday 3:00PM — 47 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 47 and 47 .
Wind: 14 W mph; Humidity: 38%; 
Snow Wednesday 6:00PM — 46 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 46 and 46 .
Wind: 2 NNW mph; Humidity: 44%;  Snow: 0.188 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Wednesday 9:00PM — 33 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 33 and 33 .
Wind: 11 E mph; Humidity: 83%; 
Clouds Thursday 6:00AM — 32 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 17 ESE mph; Humidity: 83%; 
Clouds Thursday 9:00AM — 44 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 44 and 44 .
Wind: 28 ESE mph; Humidity: 52%; 
Clouds Thursday 12:00PM — 49 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 31 SE mph; Humidity: 41%; 
Snow Thursday 3:00PM — 42 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 42 and 42 .
Wind: 18 ESE mph; Humidity: 63%;  Snow: 0.688 for next 3 hours.
Rain Thursday 6:00PM — 44 
Expect light rain with temperatures ranging between 44 and 44 .
Wind: 19 SW mph; Humidity: 61%;  Rain: 1.312 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 9:00PM — 30 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 7 WNW mph; Humidity: 88%;  Snow: 1.25 for next 3 hours.
Clear Friday 6:00AM — 23 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 2 SW mph; Humidity: 85%;