River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 69 cfs
River Statistics:
Current:   69 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   68 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   71 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   72 cfs
Gage Height:   3.84 ft

Idaho Springs
Current:   46 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   45 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   45 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   51 cfs
Gage Height:   2.71 ft

Clear Creek is running at a great flow for this time of year right now, making the canyon a solid option for a few hours of afternoon fishing if you find yourself in the Denver/Golden area and can make it out on one of the warmer late fall days. While traditionally a very good dry fly fishery, colder weather can definitely put the fish down in Clear Creek, but a savvy angler can almost always get on a few fish in here. A nymph rig with appropriate weight can and will pull tight to fish. Look for winter holding lies for your most productive runs. Deep runs will hold more than one fish. Additionally, fish will kick out to the banks in the warmer water eating midges. Being that it is just about November and there are more brown trout in Clear Creek than rainbows, throwing a smaller streamer through can be really fun. Single sparkle minnows, buggers, sculpzillas, leeches, and muddlers are all great options. There are still some warm days left in Fall. Being that we live in Colorado it can be 30s for a week then 60s the next week. Smaller hoppers, beetles and ants will still be floating around during those warmer spells so a dry dropper rig is not out of the question. BWOs are an important food source for these fish as they bulk up for the winter months ahead. If you find pods of rising fish a para extended body BWO is my go to as well as a sparkle dun, or Klinkhammer BWO. The window of opportunity is closing for the higher reaches of Clear Creek, which tend to be my favorite. Consider checking out the stretches up toward Georgetown for a shot at some bigger fish that may still be moving around near the res. Call the shop for the latest reports as this river can change quickly and dramatically.

Report Updated On: 10/31/2017
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