Water flow: 70 ??? + - CFS at Golden
Visibility: 30 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 32 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: afternoon
Best stretch: Lock up
Best access point: Below gtown has open water barely
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
midges, black stones, streamers, eggs
Fish species: Browns, Rainbows, Cutts
Fishing season: All year
Nearest airport: Denver Int. Airport
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 5X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 4 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Double Taper Trout Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Streamer Stripper Sink Tip Fly Line
The Clear Creek watershed is truely amazing. Suffering from the ravages of mining for the last century, parts of Clear Creek are back and producing healthy populations of rainbows, browns, and in higher stretches, cutthroat. Starting on the eastern slopes of the continental divide, Clear Creek begins its journey to the Platte River on Loveland Pass. This upper section is a mixture of private and forest land. ...
Drop pools and tight casting quarters are typical for this upper reach. Sunrise Anglers LLC is the only permitted outfitter for this rugged but easily accessed area.
The next major area is the mini-tailwater below Georgetown lake. Mostly private below the dam, Clear Creek has excellent pulloffs along the side highway 6. Lawson, Idaho Springs, and the junction of I-70 and Clear Creek Canyon are great stops in the middle section for public access.
The Canyon section is next, providing 20 miles of great water. Jefferson County Open Space has made some huge improvements in access along this stretch. Hatches for Clear Creek include midges, beatis, stones, mother's day caddis, PMD's Green Drakes, micro caddis, and huge October Caddis. Beetles, Ants, and Hoppers will take their fair of fish. The nice thing about Clear Creek is that often a favorite attractor dry, placed well is all it takes. Give Sunrise Anglers LLC a call for more details and info.
two fly set-ups with indicator
typical warm up pre-February pattern will unlock more stream but much is under the grip of winter...