Water is low and extremly clear. make it really hard to sneak up on these fish. I call it ninja fishing. had one small trout on a small wet fly 1st thing in the morning. river it just starting to frezze around the edges. hoping to get a little more up strem and hit some of the browns I got last year. due to the flooding it dont know waht to expect!
Lure / Bait
December 12, 2014
Fishing Report Provided by Front Range Anglers - Russel Miller
Average: 3(1 vote)
Weather: SunnyAir Temperature: 51-60 F
With the warmer weather Boulder Creek has seemed to come more alive with insects in and on top of the water. Fishing above the tunnel still contained some ice but there was big enough gaps in the ice and large pools that we were able to fish in the icy water. The clarity of the water was extremely clear like it should be, but with the overcast day it was easy to get pretty close to the fish without being seen. Dry flies, nymphs and yes even streamers were working above the tunnel. For dry flies try sticking with beatis style dries such as small Adams, Para-midges, micro-chubbys, and there was even some interest in CDC caddis patterns. All should be from size 18-24, but judge what to use based off of what is on the water and don’t be afraid to try bigger sizes.Nymph-wise you should stick to mainly the smaller midge patterns such as black beauties, juju beatis, copper johns(red), WD40, brassies, tail water tiny and squirmys. Pay attention to where the fish are hanging out. For the most part they are still going to be in or around the faster water and be swimming on the bottom of the creek or in the middle of the water column. Using weight will help to get where you need it to be.Streamers are also very effective right now due to fish still trying to stock up for winter. Small sculpzillas, belly aches and wooly buggers are getting a lot of attention. Try different techniques and speeds of retrieval to find out how they exactly how they want it.All of these flies worked both in the canyon as well as in town around the library.Get out and fish soon! As long as the weather holds like it has been, it should be great!