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Colorado Trout Fisher Report - Boulder Creek

 Report for Boulder Creek
 
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Rating: GOOD
Report Rating: GOOD
Trip Date: Wed, Aug 9, 2017
(Flow = 75 cfs)
Report by
Mike Sherer
Quote(s) of the Day: This place is so much better than Illinois!
Notes:
What a beautiful morning on Boulder creek. Flows are down and water is clear. There are plenty of bugs hatching on the creek and fish are hanging out in the pocket water. Small dries and emergers seem to be doing the most damage on the creek. Jon and his kids were all first timers and did a fantastic job. It didn't take long before we got into some pretty brown trout. Fish were taking small parachute adams tailed by RS2 emerges. We found it most effective to move around and hit little pockets of water. Its always a pleasure teaching the youth about the sport of fly fishing. Look for fishing to be best early and late in the day.

Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Crystal Clear. Our local creeks provide the dry fly angler with amplitude of opportunity close to Denver and Boulder!   Boulder Creek is a dry fly fisher’s paradise f.   Now is some of the best fishing of the year! All you need is a big attractor dry fly and a bead head dropper.   Its dry dropper season on Boulder Creek! Bring a stimulator and a prince nymph and be prepared for a day of non-stop action!   The creek is fishing good in the morning, leaving the afternoon available for tubing and touring downtown Boulder!   Lots of bugs are hatching but the trout seem to be eating just about anything and fly fishing trips have been good.   The fishing is good.

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 48-51
Sky: Clear Flow: 75
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No

The Trip

Time on Water: 5 hours     Anglers: 3
Hookups: 9   Landed: 5

Best Fish

Species: Brown  Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Length: 12 inches   Girth: 7 inches

Recommended Flies

Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Blackish
Size: 18
Time: AM
Fly: Parachute Adams
Color: Whitish
Size: 14
Time: AM
Fly: Wd 40
Color: Blackish
Size: 18
Time: AM

Hatch Conditions

Fly: Early Pale Morning Dun (PMD)
Color: Brownish Tan
Size: 16
Time: AM
Fly: Black Midge
Color: Brownish
Size: 26/micro
Time: AM
Fly: Grasshopper
Color: Brownish
Size: 12
Time: AM
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