River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 35 cfs
River Statistics:
Current:   35 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   36 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   36 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   35 cfs
Gage Height:   3.55 ft

Idaho Springs
Current:   20 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   20 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   20 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   20 cfs
Gage Height:   2.42 ft

Clear Creek is quite a bit lower than average, as is the case with most of our Front Range creeks, but will fish well in the fall on small dry droppers, short leash nymph rigs, and even sometimes very small streamers like sculpins and leeches on overcast days. This creek gets a good amount of midges in October and November, so if you're seeing some noses coming up consider trying a small Griffith's Gnat or Sprout Midge. We often tend to think of these little midge dries as being more suited to tailwaters, but they can do some damage on our freestone streams in the shoulder seasons trailed behind a bigger indicator dry like a small stimulator or a para adams. On these days where we've been getting some precipitation, if the water looks a little bit stained a san juan worm can really get you into fish in here. Stonefly nymphs are always good as point bugs if you're nymphing in Clear Creek -- especially Girdle Bugs and Rubber Leg patterns that imitate smaller golden stones. CDC Pheasant tails in #14-18 will always get you into fish in here in the fall as well.

Report Updated On: 10/08/2018
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