River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 56 cfs
River Statistics:
»Golden
Current:   56 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   60 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   61 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   61 cfs
Gage Height:   3.71 ft

Idaho Springs
Current:   30 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   30 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   30 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   28 cfs
Gage Height:   2.58 ft

Boulder Creek's step-sister Clear Creek is slowing down for the season. A smaller stream and widely accepted as a free stone, temperature can and will affect the fishing on this type of river more so than a dam fed tailwater like say; the Big T, SBC below Gross or the Blue through Silverthorne. Fish will still rise to to a well placed well drifted dry but your catching percentage will go up with a two fly nymph rig. Finding the right depth and location of fish may take moment but once you dial it in, fishing can be good. 11-4 are appropriate hours to fish, with better fishing the warmer the weather. Smaller dries like para adams, purple haze, elk hair caddis, griffiths gnat, mosquito, sparkle duns, and para extended body BWO all #18-22 will fool fish. Smaller lighter tippet, smaller rigs and split-shot. Additionally adjusting your indicator depth can be vital to your success rate. Fish have been holding in their deeper winter lies. Don't be afraid to nymph deep holes for a while. Streamers can be very fun this time of year up there. Sculpzillas, leeches, slump busters, bellyache minnows, bugggers and spiders are all great streamer options. Remember to cover water and vary your retrieve until you entice strikes. Conditions change daily so give us a call for the latest reports 303-447-2400

Report Updated On: 11/21/2017
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