River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 292 cfsCurrent Temp: 28°F 
River Statistics:
»Golden
Current:   292 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   308 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   308 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   253 cfs
Gage Height:   4.92 ft

Idaho Springs
Current:   193 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   174 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   195 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   161 cfs
Gage Height:   3.50 ft

Runoff is in full swing on Clear Creek right now- a better option would be to fish Bear Creek in Morrison, which tends to have lower and more manageable flows during runoff. If you have your heart set on Clear Creek, try Stoneflies and worms fished through the softer water, or try stripping a small, white or light streamer along the banks to convince some eats. Try the Kayak Run in the town of Golden, where the man-mad plunge pools make some better holding water for fish at these flows. There are still some fish to be had for sure, but Clear creek isn't really all that clear right now... more like Chocolate Milk

Report Updated On: 05/16/2017
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The Ultimate Fly Fishing Report
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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