Report Summary

Spent a few hours on an absolutely gorgeous fall afternoon on Clear Creek in the upper canyon. Water levels are right around 100, which makes for some perfect deep runs and nice slower water along the edges. I found most of the fish in the deeper water, although some were up in the shallower but fast riffles. As for bug activity, I saw quite a few Caddis up in the air as well as smaller stoneflies. As the evening got later a little cloud cover came in and there was some good Mayfly activity as well.

Started out with a dry dropper and got most of the action on the dropper. I eventually went to a full euro rig with two nymphs and seemed to get into a lot more fish that way. For patterns I switched between larger caddis nymphs, small stonefly nymphs and size 16 mayfly nymphs.

Once the cloud cover came in I switched back to a dry dropper and picked up quite a few on top on a size 20 extended body mayfly.

The fish are definitely starting to get colored up for the spawn, so now is a great time to go find some beautiful wild brown trout!

Reported By: Front Range AnglersArray
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