Current Conditions

Recent Reports

Fishing Report: Bear Creek

Flows: 45 CFS – Morrison

Clarity: Good

Hatches: Caddis and sporadic Blue Wing Olives

Major Food Organisms: Caddis and sporadic Blue Wing Olives

Conditions: With the varying flows, working the transitional zones with a dry/dropper or single nymph is the way to go.  Some Caddis surface activity in the afternoons will produce some fish in the softer water.

Suggested Patterns: Chubby Chernobyls in size 10 and 12, Prince Nymphs in a 14 or 16, Copper John’s (copper and lime), any jig nymphs in sizes 14 and 16, Squirmy’s in pink and red, Elk Hair Caddis in 14 or 16, Clown Shoe Caddis in a 14, Barr’s Graphic Caddis #14 and 16, Jigged Caddis #14 and 16 and jigged Hare’s Ear #14 and 16

About Bear Creek

Bear Creek is a small creek that begins up in the Mount Evans Wilderness and makes it’s way through Evergreen, CO, Kittredge, CO, Idledale, CO and Morrison, CO before entering into Bear Ponds and then into the South Platte River down in town near Englewood. As it moves downstream, Kerr Gulch, Cold Spring Gulch and Saw Mill Gulch all add to it’s flow making it a sustainable river to fish from spring to fall. Bear Creek is very accessible and perfect for day trips or weekend trips where you don’t want to fish the same water everyday. Characterized primarily as a canyon fishery with lots of pocket water, deep holes and fishy-looking runs, there are tons of trout in this river ranging from 6 inches up to 18 on rare occasions.