River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 56 cfsCurrent Temp: 45°F 
River Statistics:
»Above 4 mile Canyon
Current:   56 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   54 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   52 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   54 cfs
Gage Height:   2.13 ft

Current:   22 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   22 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   24 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   20 cfs
Gage Height:   1.04 ft

The best days have been the warm, sunny ones, and 11-3 is definitely the best time slot to hit. Nymphing is the name of the game right now, with Worm/Midge combos getting the job done best. At these low winter flows, maintaining a low profile, using light tippet, and fishing with a small indicator is crucial to success. As far as midges go, the fly selection need not be fancy- think Blue Poison Tungs, Zebra Midges, and small RS2's purple san juans have been on the meal ticket. The stretch through town and the 1st 1/2 mile or so is really your best option as the moment, as the upper canyon is lined with ice. We are starting to see more and more of the shelf ice recede. South facing aspects are opening up by the day. Wind is really the limiting factor for fishing the creek this time of year. With the wonderful weather we have seen, fish can be found in feeding lanes taking both nymphs and emergers. Focus on the deeper runs, and if you find a fish, keep fishing that hole, because fish will be podded up and looking for an easy meal. Sure is nice to have a Creek right in town that fishes 365 days year! On a nastier weather day don't be afraid to throw a streamer, as the flows increase more and more fish will be looking for wounded fish and bigger meals, big fly = big fish! As the days continue to warm up and the cool nights continue, more and more BWO's are coming off. Look for the sailboat looking bugs floating and flying along the creek. They are still fairly low in elevation, both through town and out east. As the weather continues to warm these bugs will work their way up the canyon and so will the hot fishing!

Report Updated On: 02/27/2017
  Last updated 4:15 AM MST - Powered by USGS Water Services  
The Ultimate Fly Fishing Report
Casting a fly in a tranquil mountain stream, feeling the tug on the line, and holding a beautiful rainbow trout makes us feel alive and intensely connected with nature. Fly fishing is our way of life and we are blessed with hundreds of nearby rivers and streams just a short distance away from Boulder. From the swift spring waters of the Clear Creek to the meandering bends of the South Platte, it's critical to consider fishing conditions in advance and prepare accordingly. We rely on our experienced guides who venture into the wild to let us know which rivers favor fly fishing, where fish are biting, and which fly patterns are most effective. Planning a successful fishing trip also requires knowledge of stream flows at various river points and an accurate weather forecast for a given destination. At Rocky Mountain Anglers, we are dedicated to providing all avid anglers with detailed and timely information about hatches, water, and weather conditions. So before you head out the door on your next fishing adventure, visit our web site to find valuable information that will prepare you for a successful trip. Have fun chasing after your next trophy trout and enjoy nature's beauty!The Rocky Mountain Anglers Crew
If you have an update regarding a river's fishing conditions, feel free to email us at