River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 47 cfs
River Statistics:
Current:   47 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   45 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   47 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   51 cfs
Gage Height:   3.56 ft

Idaho Springs
Current:   24 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   27 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   29 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   26 cfs
Gage Height:   2.51 ft

Clear Creek can be tough in January/Feb., but on the plus side you'll definitely not see as many fishy-looking cars parked out along the accesses. On really warm days, I've had some fun fishing to midge sippers down low in the canyon towards Golden with dry flies like griffith's gnats and matt's midges, trailing shuck midge, tiny black para adams, etc. But by and large, winter is a tough time to fish Clear Creek. A lot of this drainage stops getting much consistent sun once we hit late November, so fish can be glued to the bottom in the winter pools not wanting to do much feeding. During warmer swings of weather, look for the 12 PM - 4 PM window to be your best shot at productive fishing. Try light nymph rigs or dry flies like the aforementioned midges; bugs that I've caught fish on sub-surface in Clear Creek in low, cold conditions include zebra midges, poison tungs, disco midges, bling midges, small pheasant tails, mini leeches, small purple worms, and the list goes on...

Report Updated On: 01/03/2020
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