River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 352 cfs
River Statistics:
Current:   352 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   328 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   367 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   338 cfs
Gage Height:   5.10 ft

Idaho Springs
Current:   383 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   328 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   357 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   369 cfs
Gage Height:   4.03 ft

Flows at Clear Creek are trending back down to around the average that we generally see for this time of year (which means still pretty high), but this also means we're no longer automatically saying "think about going somewhere else." Clear Creek is a great option for a quick-hitter session if you only have a few hours to fish, especially if you're a resident of the Denver/Golden area. Fish here tend to be pretty hot on dry flies, as a rule, with patterns suggestive of caddis, golden stones, hoppers, BWO on cloudier days, and beetles/ants being some favorites for picking up fish. This is true to such an extent that 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 pattern. 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: 06/28/2017
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