South Boulder Creek Fly Fishing Report
Latest Update 5/21/15- The flows on South Boulder Creek are of obviously high but the clarity is surprisingly good which offers some great 3 weight fishing chances to smaller brown trout who are down to get aggressive on some dries right on the bank. The closer to the dam the better option. Though nymphing some deeper holes will pay off... fishing a size 16-12 sized dry fly that sits high on the water against the bank is the name of the game and you will catch fish. 3 weight is recommended.
- Flow: 228 cfs
- Wind: 2 MPH
- Temp: 46.5 °F
- High/Low: 58/37
- Flow: 101 cfs
- Wind: 0 MPH
- Temp: 54.1 °F
- High/Low: 70/47
South Boulder Creek is another very productive piece of water just a little over an hour from Denver. The creek is your typical small stream freestone above Gross Reservoir. Below Gross Reservoir, anglers will find a productive tailwater fishery which flows through the Walker Ranch open space.
Winter/Spring: Midges, Baetis
Summer: Midges, mayflies, caddis, stoneflies terrestrials
Fall: Midges, mayflies, caddis
Boulder Creek is can be fished year round. Below the dam, in the tailwater section, can be very good and holds some surprisingly large fish. 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.
The Walker Ranch open space or Eldorado Canyon State Park are the most popular and can be very productive. No roads run along the river so a bit of hiking is required, however solitude can often await.
Above Gross Reservoir, parking is available at Pinecliffe.