Clear Creek

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Report by: Madalaine McLaughlin

On Sunday,  I took Joni and her son Connor to Clear Creek for a half day of fishing.

The flows were around 230 that day and water temps ranged in the mid 50’s. Weather was sunny most of the day with scattered rain showers towards 12-1. We were fishing a hopper-dropper-dropper pattern for the day and effective patterns were a size 16 black perdigon, along with some olive beatis mixed in. We also got a few strikes on the Chubby Chernobyl. There weren’t many large bugs flying around but we did see a few nice caddis hatches around 11am.  Overall the clients had a great time and Connor even caught a 13 rainbow (His PB).

FRA Guide John Brown


Guide Rating
Weather Experienced

Wind Conditions: Calm
Precipitation: None
Water Observations

Water Temperature:
Flow Level: CFS
Runoff? Clear

Clear Creek Water Flow Graphs

About Clear Creek Fly Fishing

When all the rivers and streams seem to be overloaded with anglers, Clear Creek always has an empty hole to fish. Clear Creek parallels I-70 from just east of Idaho Springs to Georgetown. Idaho Springs is 32 miles west of Denver. For access to the stream, take exit 240 at Idaho Springs. Turn left, then turn right on old Highway 6. The stream is open to fishing most of its length.

The water can be swift, so care should be taken while wading. a basic 4- or 5-weight outfit is fine, but bring plenty of split shot.