Clear Creek

Latest Guide Report


Report by: Madalaine McLaughlin

Location: Clear Creek

Flies used: Size 14 Orange Stimulator, Size 16 Brown Threaded Frenchie, Size 16 AR BWO

Fishing Conditions: It was a cool morning but the fish were very active and eager to eat. We found a mixed success of dry flies and nymphs throughout the majority of the day. Later in the afternoon there was a large BWO hatch and we were able to bring several fish to the net because of this.

General Comments: It was a very fun day on the river. Being able to work on different techniques and strategies made for a great day and it was awesome to see your angling improve as the day went on.

FRA Guide: John Brown



Guide Rating
Weather Experienced

Wind Conditions: Light-Breeze
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.