Clear Creek

Latest Guide Report


Report by: Madalaine McLaughlin

Location: Clear Creek

 Flies used: caddis pupa, various midges, san juan worm, hares ear, pheasant tail, jujubee midge, stonefly

 Fishing Conditions: Good, slightly windy at times 

FRA Guide: Reice Woodward

Guide Rating
Weather Experienced

Wind Conditions: Windy
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.