River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 13 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Gross Reservoir
Current:   13 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   13 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   13 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   13 cfs
Gage Height:   0.29 ft

Near Eldorado Canyon
Current:   11 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   11 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   12 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   11 cfs
Gage Height:   2.16 ft

South Boulder Creek is down to an ideal CFS range for dry fly action. Reports have been drakes, drakes, drakes. Don't leave home without your Green and Grey-flavored Drake dries such as the Wulff Drake, Dry Ice Drake, Foam-Bodied Drake, etc. Soft hackle CDC and partridge Pheasant Tails in about a #14 will do a great job of imitating the subsurface drake nymphs. Other primary bugs have been caddis, small stones, small mayflies, and midges on the coolest days. A few of our guides have even gotten creative with a three-fly hopper-dropper-dropper rig when the fish seem to be keying in on small bugs such as midges. Try leading with a foam hopper, and drop to a heavy nymph like a two-bit hooker, followed by a small zebra midge in sz 20. Slow moving water, back eddies, behind structure, inside seams, drop offs and banks are all places where fishable water can be found. When hiking into Walker Ranch, consider sight fishing a small, dark streamer on overcast days. I've had some great times tight lining a sz 14 mini leech with a tungsten bead on 4-5x tippet in there. Hint: try a streamer through any section of the SBC, especially up toward the Res, for some larger than average fish.

Report Updated On: 09/16/2017
  Last updated 12:15 AM MST - Powered by USGS Water Services  
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
If you have an update regarding a river's fishing conditions, feel free to email us at