River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 283 cfsCurrent Temp: 63°F 
River Statistics:
»Above 4 mile Canyon
Current:   283 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   274 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   288 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   283 cfs
Gage Height:   2.81 ft

Current:   136 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   97 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   97 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   102 cfs
Gage Height:   1.93 ft

Boulder Creek is high and off color below the falls, but it has been fishing good between MM32 and MM29. Dry dropper or a shallow two fly rig has fished best. The flows on the upper are running @75-100cfs depending upon the rain for the day. Barker reservoir is full, and in flow is equaling out flow these days. This is the clearest water on the creek, and ALL of this water is rain water. We have not seen any snowmelt hoot the system yet, and the South Platte basin is currently at 110% of normal for the end of May. The cooler weather is keeping the hatches to a minimum of midges with a few mayflies or stones on warmer days. Water temps have been staying in the upper 30's to mid 40's further limiting the hatches. This section ( above the falls) will be the best option for Boulder Creek through the next 8 weeks as the lower sections are much higher and off color. Things may change, but for now the upper is the best. Good flies are: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tails, Copper Johns, Hares Ears, Princes, JuJu Baetis, and Biot Stones. bead heads are where its at.

Above Nederland has started to fish as well. Nymphs have been best with the lower water temperatures. Try san juans, stones, and flashy bead heads under an indicator or an attractor dry. As soon as the weather breaks, look for the dry fly fishing to get better. For now, nymphs have been the go to bugs on the creek. Streamers through town produced a few fish last weekend as the waters were dropping and clearing. Look for the waters through town to be fishable when visibility gets to @12 inches or more.

Report Updated On: 05/20/2015
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