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South Boulder Creek

South Boulder Creek has to be one of the most scenic rivers within a half hour of downtown Boulder. This creek starts up in the Indian Peaks near the Moffat Tunnel and gains momentum on its journey towards the cool deep waters of Gross Reservoir. Below Gross Reservoir, South Boulder Creek becomes a great tailwater flowing through the Walker Ranch open space. This area is the most popular section of the creek due to the great hatches and consistent flows through the summer months. The access to this section is fairly easy taking visitors up and over Flagstaff Mountain, onto a dirt road, and into the wilderness.

 

There is no road following the creek so if you are looking for some solitude this is the spot. The aquatic insect activity in this part of the creek is incredible, it sees hatches of Caddis, BWO’s, PMD’s, Midges and great Terrestrial fishing.  South Boulder Creek might be your best chance for a big wild brown in Boulder County.  Every year anglers routinely catch browns in excess of 18 inches. The river heads east through some public and private water before dumping into Eldorado Canyon State park. After the plunge pools of Eldorado, the creek mellows out upon entering the flats of Boulder and eventually joins Boulder Creek.

 
 

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Latest Guide Report

Fishing Report Date: 02-19-2017

For the last 4 weeks or so, the flow on South Boulder Creek has been over 80 CFS! Fishing has beenvery good with midges, san juan worms, and squirmy wormies.  Fishing with dry dropper has been very good as the fish have seen a fair amount of pressure due to the unusually high flow for this time of year.  Keep an eye on the flow before you make a trip over as they could turn the water off at any moment.

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Weather Experienced

Clear
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Wind Conditions: Calm
Precipitation: None
Water Observations

Clear
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Flow Level: CFS
Runoff? Clear

Report Submitted By: Randy Hanner

South Boulder Creek Water Flow Graphs

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