Fishing Reports For Boulder Colorado

We realize that for most folks, fly fishing is a passion you enjoy on the weekends, after work, or when the conditions justify calling in sick! You want to maximize your time when you do get an opportunity to get out. That’s exactly why we strive to keep our Boulder fly fishing reports up to date more than any other shop in the region. No more spending half of your outing trying to figure out why the fish keep refusing your fly!

Fishing Around Boulder In A Nutshell

Boulder Creek See Full Report

As of 2/6 all of the recent warmer weather had opened things up nicely. The deep holes in Eben G. Fine are currently open and fishable. There are some open holes up to about the tunnel in the canyon, after that, it ices up quickly. Anywhere deep and free of ice will hold fish and if you can get your nymphs deep enough (you may need multiple BB split shot in some of the deepest) you will find fish on the feed. With the low, clear water in town, consider dropping your tippet and fly size. Concentrate on attractors as your lead fly with small midge patterns trailed behind.

Boulder Creek Water Flow Graphs


South Boulder Creek See Full Report

Denver water clamped down the flows on Feb. 1, bringing it back to its typical winter flows. As long as flows stay where they are for a while ice won’t be a problem and there will be plenty of open water. With the lower flows it’s still going to be a midge game, but you’ll need to exercise more stealth. These warmer days should start putting noses in the air, so be prepared with a solid assortment of midge dries.

South Boulder Creek Water Flow Graphs

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Clear Creek See Full Report

As of 1/26 it seemed that from huntsman gulch down had open areas, although the majority of the canyon is iced over. The plunge pools right above Mayhem Gulch are also currently open. The upper stretches of the kayak park in the Golden Mile were open, but ice jams are a problem as you get closer to Washington St.

Clear Creek Water Flow Graphs


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Big Thompson See Full Report

The Big T should be on every winter anglers radar. Although cold and often windy, the stretch below Lake Estes still has a lot of fish actively feeding, especially on the warmer and calm days. Small flies, light tippet, subtle presentations, and patience are key here this time of year. Bring a good selection of midge dries and nymphs #20 or smaller. Cover water and find feeding fish.

Big Thompson River Water Flow Graphs


Blue River See Full Report

The Blue is the hottest water close to home right now. It’s definitely shrimpacolypse up there! Make sure you have a mysis somewhere in the mix at all times right now. Because of the size of the fish you’ll encounter start with 5x, and downsize from there. Egg Patterns and tiny Midge patterns should also be a part of your starting lineup.

Blue River Water Flow Graphs