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Weather for South Boulder Creek

River Flow Current Conditions Hot Flies Guide Rating
Boulder Creek

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3.3.14 - Some of the water is opening up in the canyon (mostly from Black Tiger down), but you have to be willing to move a lot to fish each little section.

On the warmer days there is some color coming into the creek from 4 mile canyon. There is also heavy equipment at Eben G. Fine park which is adding to the water stain.

Despite that, fishing has been great in town! Use a heavy fly to get down into the deep holes and trail a tiny midge or mayfly nymph behind. The fish are still really stacked up in the deep holes, but are sporadically coming up to the top, and should continue to do so more and more as we continue to warm up.

Nymphs: Zebra Midge, UV Midge, Blue Poison Tung, Surveyor, Iron Lotus, Guides Choice Hare's Ear, TH Bruised Baetis, Midge Bombs, San Juan Worm, IED



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Good fishing throughout town!
South Boulder Creek

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3.3.14 - South Boulder Creek in Walker Ranch has been at its winter flows for a few months now. Find the deep holes and you'll find the fish. Keep a low profile and get a good drift and you should get some action.

A good bet is a heavy prince nymph variant, hare's ear variant or stonefly pattern up front with a san juan variant, blue poison tung or Frenchie trailing behind.

Nymphs:
Guides Choice Hare's Ear, Psycho Prince, Prince of Darkness, S&M Nymph, Redemption BWO, Sin City Blue, Tung Teaser, Tailwater Tiny (Black)

 



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Waiting for more water!
Big Thompson

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3.3.14 - The meadow section below Olympus dam on the Big-T has been fishing excellent. Strong midge hatches throughout the majority of the day have really kept the fish looking up. Wind has been a factor on many days, but it doesn't seem to impact the dry bite.

The best tactic is to use a dry dropper setup with a small mayfly or midge pattern on top and a midge dropper that's as heavy as possible without pulling the dry down. You can also swap out the dropper with a tiny midge emerger pattern and track it with the larger dry.

Nymphs:
Foam Back Copper Ribbed RS-2, Micro Mayfly, BTS BWO, UV Midge, Cheesman Emerger, Zebra Midge, Hothead Sowbug, Tailwater Sowbug

Dries:
Grifith's Knat, Mole Fly, Parabrite BWO, Hackle Stacker, Sparkle Dun BWO, CDC emerger, CDC Comparadun, Parachute Adams, Purple Haze



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Excellent springtime dry fly fishing!
Clear Creek

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3.4.13 - Most of Clear Creek is now open and fishing pretty well! There is still some shelf ice in the canyon, but the main channel is virtually open. The water around Idaho Springs is also 90% open.

Clarity is great with only a slight cloudiness to the water.

Get a heavy nymph with a midge trailer to the bottom of the deeper pools and you'll find fish. Flows are still fairly low, so spend some time even if you catch a few in every deep hole.

 

Nymphs: Rainbow warrior, Tung Surveyor, San Juan Worm, Two-bit hooker, Zebra Midge, Jujubee, Guides Choice Hare's Ear, Iron lotus



 



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IED Rock Worm
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Opening up nicely!
RMNP

10.17.13 - Estes Park is now fully open, and with Boulder Canyon re-opened, getting there is quick and easy. The elk are in full rutting action, so the park is a lively and fun place to fish right now.

Nymphs:
Red Two Bit Hooker, Sparkle Prince Yellow, Tung Torpedo, Hare's Ear, Tung Duck Collar, Crystal Buggers, Sin City Blue

Dries:
Purple Haze, Rocky Mountain Mint, Hippie Stomper, Parachute Adams, Charlie Boy Hopper



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Good reports coming from Fall River
Indian Peaks



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10.17.13 - Nights are getting colder and we're getting reports that Brainard and Mitchell lakes have ice as well as the surrounding ponds.

Nymphs:
Two Bit Hookers,
Red Copper John, Rainbow Warrior

Dries:
Rocky Mountain Mint, Hi-Vis Adams, Hi-Vis Slickwater Caddis, Hi-Vis PMX, Moorish Hopper, Fat Albert

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Your opportunity is passing quickly!
Boulder County Warm Water

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8.30.13 - Carp fishing has been excellent during low light ealier in the day and cloudy afternoons.

Typical subsurface patterns have been working well as well as wiper patterns. Carp will sometimes turn on to juvenile shad during this time of year as they enter the open water from the shoreline.

Wiper fishing has turned on early morning and afternoons after thunderstorms. Local favorites include Lone Tree and Union.

Wipers are very size sensitive during this time of year as the juvenille shad are only 1" but will grow to 2" or more over the next few months. Smaller baitfish imitations such as white pops buggers and bellyache minnows in size 4 are a good bet.

Largemouth fishing has been great early and late as well and the topwater fishing can be fantastic with the right conditions i.e. no wind.

Fish Our Flies:
Carp:Swimming Half-Backs, Backstabber, Belly Crawls, Bassmasters

Bass: Poppers size 10-2, Divers size 10-2, Bellyache Minnow, bassmasters, Texas Ringworms, Clousers, Sculpzilla, Mini-sculpins

Pleny of quick outings available!

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How our Rating System Works

  Might as well stay home and tie up a few flies, catching fish will be tough

  Its possible to catch a few, you are going to have to work for them

Good anglers will catch fish regularly, novices will catch a few

Everyone is catching fish, it should be easy and enjoyable

  It will be one of the more memorable days you will have on the water that season.

 

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