River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 121 cfs
River Statistics:
»Golden
Current:   121 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   129 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   128 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   126 cfs
Gage Height:   4.19 ft

Idaho Springs
Current:   94 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   92 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   92 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   91 cfs
Gage Height:   3.06 ft

Dropped like a hammer. The creek is fishing fantastically. Flows are down, weather is warm, bugs are active and the fish are hungry! Post-runoff fishing is incredible on this river. Dry-droppers are going to be standard fair from here on. The fish in this creek will readily come to the fly and why not have it be a big bushy hopper? Soft hackle CDC P-Tails, tungsten 20 inchers, frenchies, blue poison tungs, copper johns, 2 bit hookers, and lightning bugs. Sizes from #12-16 are all appropriate. Major hatches going on in the canyon are golden stones, yellow sallies, PMD's, terrestrials, caddis, and some sporadic drakes. Fish are certainly looking up with regularity. Streamer fishing can be very fun early and late in the day or on an overcast day. Fish will be in feeding lanes, foam lines, rock walls, pockets, and really anywhere one would think there is a fish, there probably is one there... Covering water is usually your best bet for numbers. Fishing a good hole or run for 5-10 minutes then moving on is a very effective strategy. Think 'first cast, best cast' these fish are typically ambush hunting/feeding so it is most likely going to happen in the first 5 drifts. High-sticking your rod as you fish will keep your flies in the strike zone longer, increase the length of your drift and bring more fish to the bag. Try driving further up Clear Creek than you have before, areas close to Georgetown, Downieville, and Idaho Springs can be very fun. The rafters have gone the way of the DODO so get up there and have some fun!

Report Updated On: 06/23/2018
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