River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 104 cfs
River Statistics:
Current:   104 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   104 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   109 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   104 cfs
Gage Height:   4.11 ft

Idaho Springs
Current:   85 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   83 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   85 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   88 cfs
Gage Height:   3.04 ft

Clear Creek is dropping and clearing in a big way right now. For anglers, this is one of the best times of the year, and this makes Clear Creek a great option right now for those looking for an easy-access day destination on the Front Range. This stream has a healthy population of stoneflies, especially in the upper stretches, so try nymphing flashier golden stone and rubber legs-type patterns. Terrestrials and caddis become more and more in play the farther into summer we get, so fish dry dropper rigs when searching on warmer days. Stimulators, chubbies, amy's ants, deer hair ants, and all sorts of attractors are a good bet when fishing a dry dropper in here. When nymphing, try patterns like the rainbow warrior, flash prince, and flashback PT as trailing nymphs with smaller, realistic profiles. Sometimes a double dry fly rig with a small dark terrestrial or BWO trailing behind a caddis or hopper can be a great mid-summer rig in Clear Creek Canyon.

Report Updated On: 06/24/2020
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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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