River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 40 cfs
River Statistics:
Current:   40 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   40 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   43 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   48 cfs
Gage Height:   3.58 ft

Idaho Springs
Current:   37 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   34 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   32 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   40 cfs
Gage Height:   2.68 ft

Clear Creek flows have dropped substantially in recent weeks, making the hopper dropper fishing much more productive. These fish tend to eat similar flies to those we like to fish on Boulder Creek, including Stimulators and PMX hoppers in sizes 12-16. Try fishing a size 14 Chubby or Stimi in a natural color, and dropping to a CDC Pheasant tail, Poison Tung, Rainbow Warrior, or small Stone. For the best fishing, head several miles up the canyon and start fishing the pocket water with a hopper dropper rig for some great top water action. The heat of the day is often not as good as the mornings and evenings on this relatively open creek, so try to beat the heat and wake up with/before the sun; alternatively, burn over there at 5pm when work cuts out! For some streamer eats try a goldie, #6 sculpzilla, or a small gonga and work the banks and larger pool tailouts.

Report Updated On: 08/14/2019
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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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