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Fishing Information

Bear Creek

SOUTH PLATTE BASIN Fishing Report
Rating
2/5
Flow
21 cfs
Wind
mph
Temperature
°F
High/Low
Weather @SOUTH PLATTE BASIN - Updated April 10, 2019 - 3:37pm

Current River Flow Updates

04/10/19 -- Flows are around 25 cfs for Bear Creek near Morrison and are climbing at a decent rate. A lot of the ice should be gone now so it is not a bad option if you only have a little time to fish close to Denver but better to get out to the South Platte if you have time for a full day on the water. Fish will be holding in the deep pools and pockets. Find those pools/pockets and toss a small nymph rig to the deeper water with basic nymph attractors and some smaller BWO/midge/caddis patterns trailing behind to fool the hungry trout. If you are seeing a good hatch come off tossing on a BWO/midge/caddis dry is a great option as well. Keep your tippet light still in the 5x range.

River Information

Bear Creek is a great spot close to Metro Denver, especially for those that only have a few hours to wet a line. This is 3wt water or smaller, so leave the big sticks at home. During the Fall and Winter months, productivity of the fishing will depend highly on the time of day and overall weather conditions. Fishing will be best from 11am - 4pm, particularly on the warmer and sunny days. Adverse weather will most likely create difficult conditions and potential high and off color water. This is a good year round option as Bear Creek will rarely freeze for prolonged periods of time.

Tips and Tricks:

"Lair of the Bear" is the most heavily fished area along Bear Creek. Explore a bit and you may be pleasantly surprised.

Seasonal Conditions

We love Bear Creek due to it's close proximity to our shop in Denver. Within 30 minutes, anytime between Spring and Fall you can fly fish on Bear Creek. In the Winter, it's probably best to look at tailwater options as everything tends to freeze over.

Additional River Information

Bear Creek at Morrison

SOUTH PLATTE BASIN River Gauge

  • Flow 21 cfs
  • Wind mph
  • Temp °F
  • High/Low

River access

- Town of Morrison
- Lair of the Bear
- O'Fallon Park
- Corwina Park
- Town of Evergreen

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