River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 681 cfs
River Statistics:
Current:   681 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   735 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   779 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   729 cfs
Gage Height:   5.89 ft

Idaho Springs
Current:   581 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   584 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   615 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   694 cfs
Gage Height:   4.88 ft

Clear Creek is one that experiences a heavy, heavy runoff season each year, explaining why it is such a rafting hotspot. While great for rafters, whitewater season isn't the greatest for the Clear Creek angler looking to fish a smaller dry-dropper or single dry fly rig. Nymphing can be a solid bet for numbers in Clear Creek with waters on the come-up. Standard runoff-season fare like worms and big, leggy stonefly nymphs are a good bet to get some looks from fish. If you locate some of the flatter stretches in the canyon with good structure, you can still find some decent, slower holding water even in runoff season, and on low-light days or in stained water fishing a streamer isn't a bad idea. Generally speaking, fish in here won't be looking for the bigger articulated streamers, so fish something more like a sculpzilla, mini dungeon/gonga, non-articulated sparkle minnow, classic wooly bugger, thin mint. 4x tippet should generally be getting it done in Clear Creek right now, and you'll be able to run heavier tippet to a streamer.

Report Updated On: 05/17/2019
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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
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