River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 40 cfs
River Statistics:
Current:   40 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   41 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   41 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   38 cfs
Gage Height:   3.48 ft

Idaho Springs
Current:   -999999 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   -999999 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   -999999 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   -999999 cfs
Gage Height:   2.48 ft

Clear Creek is at a good flow this time of year when other Front Range streams are on the very low side. This is a good time to fish with less people and hungry fish, and this makes Clear Creek a great option right now for those looking for an easy-access day destination. At 51 CFS this stream has a healthy population of small nymphs, so throw patterns like the rainbow warrior, flash prince, and flashback PT as trailing nymphs with smaller, realistic profiles. Any type of midge would work as well in black or purple like Perdigons, Spanish bullet, Mercury midge, Red Butt dart. Take a drive up the canyon past the tunnels and this should be better fishing. It's always good to walk 50 yards up or down stream of a parking lot to find fish that are less pressured by other anglers. Don't forget the sculpzilla's, slump busters, and small streamers in the morning and late afternoon. There can also be some fun times up towards Idaho Springs and Georgetown lake, depending on weather!

Report Updated On: 11/22/2020
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