It looks like we have seen the last snow and it is starting to warm up. That means the fishing is also getting hot and they are feeding on the bigger bugs. We probably have a short window on Boulder Creek before the water comes up. With a nice warm forecast, the fishing should warm up in the morning and be productive all day
George, Hanna, Caroline, Emily, Elizabeth and I went out to Boulder Creek for a mid day fishing trip and found great success. The water has come up and is a hint off color but the visibility is still good. And the fish are actively moving to grab food out in the faster currents.
We concentrated on the upper canyon using a dry dropper set up. Working dries included Chubby Chernobyls, Hippie Stompers and JC Specials. We kept the sizes smaller since it is earlier in the season, so 14 to 16. We had a few takes here and there but the bigger fish seemed to be more willing to take the fly.
Working nymph for today were Beaded Pheasant Tails, Rainbow Warriors, Brushhogs and Frenchies. All of the sizes I used were in the 16 to 18 range. I used 16 inches of tippet from my dry to ensure that the nymph sank deeper where the fish seemed to be held up.
Overall the creek was fishing great and the dry fly action was picking up tremendously. Be sure to stop by the shop for you gear and book a trip with us.