Local Fishing Report Update
We had a few trips out this weekend, and with the nice weather fishing has been good recently.
Boulder Creek- Focus your efforts on the first 2 miles of the canyon as well as through town. Fishing was good yesterday through town with some sizable rainbows, and even a 15 inch Brookie being caught. Fishing was good nymphing a #14 Pink San Juan trailed by a #18-20 Rainbow Warrior on 6x. There were some fish rising in the slow pools as well to small BWO. Try a #18-20 Para Adams or Para BWO on a 9ft 6x leader.
South Boulder Creek- Flows remain low, but fishing has been OK in the Walker Ranch section. Nymphing smaller baetis and midge patterns on 6x has been productive, with some fish rising to small midges and baetis patterns between 11-2
Clear Creek- Water is cold and there is some ice showing up in the canyon. Fish can still be caught in some of the deeper pools using light nymph rigs. Try a #18 Rainbow Warrior or Jujubaetis trailed with a #18-22 Black or Olive Zebra midge.
Big Thompson- Flows are low but fishing has been OK here as well. Small Baetis and Midge Patterns under a small indicator are the way to go. #18-20 Mercury RS-2, Copper Ribbed RS-2, or a Olive Jujubaetis trailed by an #22 Olive Zebra Midge or #22 Cheeseman Emerger on 6x or 7x fluoro should pick up fish. On the warmer days there should be some fish rising to small Baetis or Midge Patterns. Try a #20-24 Para Adams, #20-24 Brook Sprout Midge, or a #22-24 mole fly on 6x.
Our guide trips as of recent have been really productive on the creek. Yesterday we found some nice 14-16 in rainbows in town, as well as some larger browns. We have plenty of availability this week and the weather is supposed to be fairly nice. Let us show you how to catch fish even with the colder weather on the horizon as we move into winter.
If you are looking for a Full Day guided trip with us for big fish, or a do it yourself option for the week, we recommend the Blue in Silverthorne. We have seen some nice fish coming out of this tail water as of late. Fishing has been good with either a double or triple nymph rig. A 7.5ft 5x leader with 12 inches of 6x fluoro to the first nymph, and then 10 inches of 6x fluoro tippet between flies is the way to go. Your first fly should be either a #18-20 Mysis or #14-16 Egg, followed by #20-24 Grey RS-2, #18-22 Barr’s Emerger, #20-24 Mercury Baetis, #18-22 Jujubaetis, #20-24 Johnny Flash, or a #20-24 Desert Storm. Make sure to add a few small split shot at the connection of your leader and tippet to get those flies down.