River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 89 cfs
River Statistics:
Current:   89 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   91 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   90 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   93 cfs
Gage Height:   4.01 ft

Idaho Springs
Current:   59 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   60 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   61 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   61 cfs
Gage Height:   2.82 ft

Clear Creek is an awesome option right now, especially if you have less than a full day to fish and are looking for some fun with a dry/dry dropper. Terrestrials (hoppers, beetles, ants) should still be on in a big way for the next couple of weeks, at least until we start seeing colder overnight temps. Caddis have been huge as well, especially in the evenings. I'll often fish a double dry rig on CC, leading with a bigger elk hair caddis (#12-14) or foam hopper and dropping down to a smaller black terrestrial or emerging mayfly pattern. This rig can be less productive during the day when it's bright and sunny, but give the double dries a try during the 5-7 PM hours and get ready for some potential rises from bigger fish. Conventional dry-dropper rigs always do well here, too, with general attractor nymphs like a Blue Poison Tung or Rainbow warrior to more anatomically correct patterns like just about any sort of caddis pupa also being a good bet. As is true with most creeks/rivers that run right along a road: for some of the least-pressured fish, do a bit of walking away from your chosen pull-off parking spot and look for good water that is not visible from the road/is not the most easily accessible.

Report Updated On: 09/14/2017
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