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Boulder Creek Fly Fishing Report

Latest Update 9/8/15- The flows on Boulder Creek are great and the fishing has been very good lately. I'd run the same program here as on the majority of our other local waters- hoppers/attractor dries/pmds/baetis with a dropper. If this doesn't, switching up to a san juan worm with a small size 18-20 beadhead du jour will likely put some fish in the net.

River Information

Boulder Creek is a wonderful little fishery that originates in the front range and runs through the town of Boulder. This creek holds primarily Rainbow and Brown trout, however Brook and Cutthroat trout live here as well. Dry fly fishing can be very good in the warmer months and a 3wt or smaller rod is ideal. 


Winter/Spring: Midges, Baetis

Summer: Midges, mayflies, caddis, terrestrials

Fall: Midges, mayflies, caddis

Seasonal Conditions

Boulder Creek is can be fished year round. Midges are active throughout the year, however arguably the best way to fish this creek is in the warmer months with a dry dropper rig. 

River Access

From Boulder, take Canyon Blvd, Hwy 119 west. Pullouts are numerous on the nearly 14 miles of fishable water before reaching Barker Reservoir Dam.