River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 151 cfs
River Statistics:
»Golden
Current:   151 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   153 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   155 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   153 cfs
Gage Height:   4.36 ft

Idaho Springs
Current:   111 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   109 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   111 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   112 cfs
Gage Height:   3.15 ft

It's starting to be prime time on Clear Creek right now with the raft hatch pretty much past and the water down at a nice fishable level. It's rare that you'll hear of anyone fishing CC as anything more than a quick-hitter option for residents of the Denver/Golden area, but this stream can really surprise you in terms of dry fly action. Fish here tend to be pretty hot on dry flies, as a rule, with patterns suggestive of caddis, golden stones, hoppers, BWO on cloudier days, and beetles/ants being some favorites for picking up fish. This is true to such an extent that I'll often fish a double dry rig on CC, leading with a bigger elk hair caddis (#12-14) or foam hopper and dropping down to a smaller black terrestrial or emerging mayfly pattern. Conventional dry-dropper rigs always do well here, too, with general attractor nymphs like a Blue Poison Tung or Rainbow warrior to more anatomically correct patterns like just about any sort of caddis pupa also being a good bet. As is true with most creeks/rivers that run right along a road: for some of the least-pressured fish, do a bit of walking away from your chosen pull-off parking spot and look for good water that is not visible from the road/is not the most easily accessible. A recent trip proved to be very productive above Georgetown. Fishing both the inlet to Georgetown Res as well as Clear Creek up towards Loveland. Dry-dropper rigs with PMD, terrestrials and caddis were over producers.

Report Updated On: 08/16/2017
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