05-17-2021Report by: Madalaine McLaughlin
Here is the river report from our day fishing:
Location: Clear Creek at Mayhem Gulch
Flies used: #16 Tan or Olive Chubby Chernobyl with #16 Beadhead Flashback Hare’s Ear, or #16 Squirmy Wormy, or #16 Beadhead Pat’s Rubber Leg, or #18 Frenchie.
Fishing Conditions: Mostly cloudy skies with some wind gusts and high temp of 55 degrees. Water was stained, 250 CFS. Water temp 44 degrees.
General Comments: It was a challenging day on Clear Creek. Cooler temperatures, higher flows and stained water made the fish less active. Used a Chubby Chernobyl as an indicator fly with a Hare’s Ear, Squirmy Wormy, Pat’s Rubber Leg, or Frenchie as a dropper fly. A few bites on Hare’s Ears earlier in the day, but the action turned off as the clouds increased and the forecasted rain was imminent. The bites we had were very subtle and the fish shook the fly loose before becoming securely hooked.
Wind Conditions: Calm
Flow Level: CFS