Clear Creek River Report

Clear Creek River Report


Clear Creek has been fishing great with steady flows, and steady weather. With the clear water, drop down is fly sizes and tippet, unless using streamers.


For dries, throw a Dry Humper, Chubby Chernobyl, BC Hopper, Chubby Cricket, Griffith's Gnat, CDC Comparadun in BWO, Purple Haze, AR's PMD, BWO Winger, and a AR's BWO.


For Nymphs, use a Runt Stone, Tung Baetis, Juju Baetis, Spanish Bullet, RS-2, Tag Nymph, Prince Nymph, Copper John, RS-2, Zebra Midge, Thin Mint, Wooley Bugger, or a FRA Frenchie.

Guide Rating


Weather Experienced

- Temperature: Lower 70's (canyon)

- Wind Conditions: Breezy

- Precipitation: None

Water Observations

- Water Temperature: Upper 50's

- Flow Level: 94.9 CFS

- Water Clarity: Crystal clear

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.