Fishing Information

Bear Creek

14 cfs
5 mph
50 °F
Weather @SOUTH PLATTE BASIN - Updated November 14, 2019 - 2:45pm

Current River Flow Updates

Latest Update 11/14/19 -- Bear Creek is currently flowing at 14.5 CFS in the town of Morrison. Water is low, clear, and cold- this means that fish will be spooky and fairly lethargic. Bear Creek can be challenging at the current flows/temperatures, so be sure to focus your efforts on the warmer days. Ice build up is always a possibility now that we are quickly transitioning into winter. Dry-dropper is still the most effective approach to this creek; so be sure to have a an assortment of indicator dries in your box. Chubby chernobyls, hippie stompers, and just about any foam fly that floats high will provide excellent strike detection for your heavy beadhead droppers. Droppers ranging in sizes 16-20 with heavy tungsten beads will produce the most action. Tungsten zebras, pheasant tails, and prince nymphs in a variety of colors are working well as of late.

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 View Detailed Information

  • Flow 14 cfs
  • Wind 5 mph
  • Temp 50 °F
  • High/Low 53/23

River access

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

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