Fishing Conditions: POOR

Report Rating: POOR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 32-35 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 18
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Low flows and cold temperatures

Current Conditions at South Boulder Creek:

Due to low flows below Gross Reservoir and winter temperatures fishing has been tough. We advise seeking fishy water elsewhere until more water comes down the canyon. For those looking to give it whack, target the warmest part of the day and any deep open holding water. Nymph rigs fished at appropriate depths are going to find the most eats. Hare's ears, Princes and caddis larvae are good choices for nymphs. Trail a more selective pattern like a Barr's emerger or an RS2.

Winter fishing conditions are in effect  The fishing is slow.  Clear skies and 32-35 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 4 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at South Boulder Creek

None

Recommended Flies for South Boulder Creek

Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Olive
Size: 20
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Wooly Bugger
Color: Black
Size: 8
Time: 
Wooly Bugger Wooly Bugger

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: 31%
Wind: 9 WSW mph
Pressure: 1027
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 — 34 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 34 .
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%;