Fly 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 to your favorite spot. 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

Flows throughout the canyon continue to be pretty low, but if you can find good holding water, you’ll find the fish. We seem to be having the most action on 6X tippet, and have even been going down to 7X on the blue bird days.  As the weather continues to get warmer, expect more action from BWO’s and some early caddis. Flowers are already starting to blom which means we are getting closer and closer to Spring.  As we continue to move toward Spring start switching to small BWO patterns up top and either small and dark BWO nymphs or midge patterns dropped below.

Boulder Creek Water Flow Graphs

South Boulder Creek See Full Report

Flows continue to be super low under Gross Reservoir, only 11 CFS t. If you’re going to fish the Walker Ranch area, it’s not going to be hard to figure out where the fish are hanging. Look for the deeper pools and the fish will be stacked up. The hard part is trying to catch a few without turning off the entire hole. The best approach is to work your way up from the back of the hole to the head of the run, picking off fish and pulling them back towards the back of the hole, away from the other fish. We’re mainly seeing BWO activity, but Stonefly nymphs are still pulling fish as well.

South Boulder Creek Water Flow Graphs

CO Water Data source currently unavailable

Last Request: BOCPINCODISCHRG2017-02-172017-02-23Hourly

Last Request Headers: POST /SMS_WebService/ColoradoWaterSMS.asmx HTTP/1.1 Host: www.dwr.state.co.us Connection: Keep-Alive User-Agent: PHP-SOAP/5.4.45 Content-Type: text/xml; charset=utf-8 SOAPAction: "http://www.dwr.state.co.us/GetSMSProvisionalData" Content-Length: 452

Headers: HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:43:07 GMT Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0 X-Powered-By: ASP.NET X-AspNet-Version: 2.0.50727 Cache-Control: no-cache Pragma: no-cache Expires: -1 Content-Type: text/xml; charset=utf-8 Content-Length: 1817

CFS Graph Currently Unavailable

The government datasource for the current flow is currently unavailable. Please try again shortly.

Response Was

stdClass Object
(
    [GetSMSProvisionalDataResult] => stdClass Object
        (
        )

)

Clear Creek See Full Report

Clear Creek canyon is open.  Depending on the temperature

Clear Creek Water Flow Graphs

USGS Data source did not return a value

CFS Graph Currently Unavailable

The government datasource for the current flow is currently unavailable. Please try again shortly.

Response Was

Array
(
    [headers] => Requests_Utility_CaseInsensitiveDictionary Object
        (
            [data:protected] => Array
                (
                    [date] => Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:47:11 GMT
                    [server] => GlassFish Server Open Source Edition  4.1
                    [strict-transport-security] => max-age=31536000
                    [vary] => Accept-Encoding
                    [content-encoding] => gzip
                    [content-type] => text/xml;charset=UTF-8
                    [x-ua-compatible] => IE=edge,chrome=1
                    [access-control-allow-origin] => *
                )

        )

    [body] => http://waterservices.usgs.gov/nwis/iv/site=394308105413800&parameterCd=00060&format=waterml&period=P7D[ALL:394308105413800][00060][ALL:394308105413800][mode=PERIOD, period=P7D, modifiedSince=null]methodIds=[ALL]2017-02-24T01:47:12.539Z295967a0-fa33-11e6-a826-6cae8b663fb6Provisional data are subject to revision. Go to http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/help/?provisional for more information.vaas01CLEAR CR. ABV. GEORGETOWN LAKE NR GEORGETOWN, CO39430810541380039.71887625-105.6944484ST10190004080801900060Streamflow, ft³/sDischarge, cubic feet per secondDerived Valueft3/s-999999.0
    [response] => Array
        (
            [code] => 200
            [message] => OK
        )

    [cookies] => Array
        (
        )

    [filename] => 
    [http_response] => WP_HTTP_Requests_Response Object
        (
            [response:protected] => Requests_Response Object
                (
                    [body] => http://waterservices.usgs.gov/nwis/iv/site=394308105413800&parameterCd=00060&format=waterml&period=P7D[ALL:394308105413800][00060][ALL:394308105413800][mode=PERIOD, period=P7D, modifiedSince=null]methodIds=[ALL]2017-02-24T01:47:12.539Z295967a0-fa33-11e6-a826-6cae8b663fb6Provisional data are subject to revision. Go to http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/help/?provisional for more information.vaas01CLEAR CR. ABV. GEORGETOWN LAKE NR GEORGETOWN, CO39430810541380039.71887625-105.6944484ST10190004080801900060Streamflow, ft³/sDischarge, cubic feet per secondDerived Valueft3/s-999999.0
                    [raw] => HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:47:11 GMT
Server: GlassFish Server Open Source Edition  4.1
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=31536000
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Content-Encoding: gzip
Content-Type: text/xml;charset=UTF-8
X-UA-Compatible: IE=edge,chrome=1
Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *
Connection: close
Transfer-Encoding: chunked

http://waterservices.usgs.gov/nwis/iv/site=394308105413800&parameterCd=00060&format=waterml&period=P7D[ALL:394308105413800][00060][ALL:394308105413800][mode=PERIOD, period=P7D, modifiedSince=null]methodIds=[ALL]2017-02-24T01:47:12.539Z295967a0-fa33-11e6-a826-6cae8b663fb6Provisional data are subject to revision. Go to http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/help/?provisional for more information.vaas01CLEAR CR. ABV. GEORGETOWN LAKE NR GEORGETOWN, CO39430810541380039.71887625-105.6944484ST10190004080801900060Streamflow, ft³/sDischarge, cubic feet per secondDerived Valueft3/s-999999.0
                    [headers] => Requests_Response_Headers Object
                        (
                            [data:protected] => Array
                                (
                                    [date] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:47:11 GMT
                                        )

                                    [server] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => GlassFish Server Open Source Edition  4.1
                                        )

                                    [strict-transport-security] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => max-age=31536000
                                        )

                                    [vary] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => Accept-Encoding
                                        )

                                    [content-encoding] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => gzip
                                        )

                                    [content-type] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => text/xml;charset=UTF-8
                                        )

                                    [x-ua-compatible] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => IE=edge,chrome=1
                                        )

                                    [access-control-allow-origin] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => *
                                        )

                                )

                        )

                    [status_code] => 200
                    [protocol_version] => 1.1
                    [success] => 1
                    [redirects] => 2
                    [url] => https://waterservices.usgs.gov/nwis/iv/?site=394308105413800¶meterCd=00060&format=waterml&period=P7D
                    [history] => Array
                        (
                            [0] => Requests_Response Object
                                (
                                    [body] => 
Document moved

Document moved

This document has moved here.

[raw] => HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:47:11 GMT Server: GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 4.1 Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=31536000 Location: https://waterservices.usgs.gov/nwis/iv/?site=394308105413800¶meterCd=00060&format=waterml&period=P7D Content-Language: en-US Content-Type: text/html;charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Length: 257 X-UA-Compatible: IE=edge,chrome=1 Access-Control-Allow-Origin: * Connection: close Document moved

Document moved

This document has moved here.

[headers] => Requests_Response_Headers Object ( [data:protected] => Array ( [date] => Array ( [0] => Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:47:11 GMT ) [server] => Array ( [0] => GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 4.1 ) [strict-transport-security] => Array ( [0] => max-age=31536000 ) [location] => Array ( [0] => https://waterservices.usgs.gov/nwis/iv/?site=394308105413800¶meterCd=00060&format=waterml&period=P7D ) [content-language] => Array ( [0] => en-US ) [content-type] => Array ( [0] => text/html;charset=ISO-8859-1 ) [content-length] => Array ( [0] => 257 ) [x-ua-compatible] => Array ( [0] => IE=edge,chrome=1 ) [access-control-allow-origin] => Array ( [0] => * ) ) ) [status_code] => 301 [protocol_version] => 1.1 [success] => [redirects] => 0 [url] => https://waterservices.usgs.gov/nwis/iv?site=394308105413800¶meterCd=00060&format=waterml&period=P7D [history] => Array ( ) [cookies] => Requests_Cookie_Jar Object ( [cookies:protected] => Array ( ) ) ) [1] => Requests_Response Object ( [body] => 301 Moved Permanently

Moved Permanently

The document has moved here.

[raw] => HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:47:12 GMT Server: Apache Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=31536000 Location: https://waterservices.usgs.gov/nwis/iv?site=394308105413800¶meterCd=00060&format=waterml&period=P7D Content-Length: 323 Connection: close Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 301 Moved Permanently

Moved Permanently

The document has moved here.

[headers] => Requests_Response_Headers Object ( [data:protected] => Array ( [date] => Array ( [0] => Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:47:12 GMT ) [server] => Array ( [0] => Apache ) [strict-transport-security] => Array ( [0] => max-age=31536000 ) [location] => Array ( [0] => https://waterservices.usgs.gov/nwis/iv?site=394308105413800¶meterCd=00060&format=waterml&period=P7D ) [content-length] => Array ( [0] => 323 ) [content-type] => Array ( [0] => text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 ) ) ) [status_code] => 301 [protocol_version] => 1.1 [success] => [redirects] => 0 [url] => http://waterservices.usgs.gov/nwis/iv?site=394308105413800¶meterCd=00060&format=waterml&period=P7D [history] => Array ( ) [cookies] => Requests_Cookie_Jar Object ( [cookies:protected] => Array ( ) ) ) ) [cookies] => Requests_Cookie_Jar Object ( [cookies:protected] => Array ( ) ) ) [filename:protected] => [data] => [headers] => [status] => ) )

Big Thompson See Full Report

The Big Thompson below Olympus Dam is clear and low right now. Try small pheasant tail pattern up front with a small midge imitation like an RS-2, Top Secret midge or Blue Poison Tung behind. Stick to size 20 and smaller on your trailer for the best results.

Big Thompson River Water Flow Graphs

Blue River See Full Report

The Blue in Silverthorne continues to hold steady at 110 which is a great fall flow. In Silverthorne the typical Mysis and (black, grey and red) midge combo on 6x-7x is still your best bet, although eggs are working better every day. The fall BWO’s are getting pretty active now too, so bringing a small (#22) Two Bit Hooker into the mix is a great tactic as well.

Blue River Water Flow Graphs