River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 14 cfsCurrent Temp: 27°F 
River Statistics:
»Above 4 mile Canyon
Current:   14 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   18 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   12 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   13 cfs
Gage Height:   1.76 ft

Current:   8 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   8 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   8 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   8 cfs
Gage Height:   0.58 ft

Boulder Creek has begun to see the effects of cold weather with Winter at the doorstep. Midges have been sporadic in the morning and thick around mid day, and BWO's, although they've begun to taper, are still making enough of an appearance to fool a few fish. The best bite of the day should be between 12 and 4 when the sun has had time to warm the water, but evenings aren't a bad time either, making Boulder Creek ideal for the after-work warrior this time of year. The flows are low and clear, so maintaining a low profile and keeping back from the water has been critical to success. Look for better fishing in the bottom 5 miles of the canyon and through town, with dry dropper or short leash nymph rigs being your best bet. Dry fly eats are possible year round on our little home water, but I guarantee most of your fish will come on BWO Barr's emergers trailing Top Secret Midges or Zebra Midges. Another important aspect that comes with the low flows is that the fish can be a bit tippet and indicator shy, so 5x and 6x are infinitely fishier than 4x until Spring rolls around. Little Palsa Pinch On's and Yarn or Cork indicators spook a lot less fish than Thingamabobbers on the creek.

Report Updated On: 11/07/2015
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