Fishing Information

Bear Creek

33 cfs
2 mph
36 °F
Weather @SOUTH PLATTE BASIN - Updated March 30, 2024 - 2:06am by OpenWeather

Current River Flow Updates

Latest Update: 10/23/23

Bear Creek is flowing at 15 CFS. With the low flows, a smaller hopper-dropper or double-dry rig will be most effective. Terrestrials such as Hippy stompers, 409's and PMX's in a #16 are all great choices. Drop a small nymph off the back on 6x. Pheasant tails, zebra midges and an assortment of perdigons in an #18-20 will all be effective. Alternatively, trying a smaller dry off the back of the hopper such as a royal wulff or parachute adams in a #16-18 can be effective as well once we reach the warmer times of the day.

Historical River Flow

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 33 cfs
  • Wind 2 mph
  • Temp 36 °F
  • High/Low 37/63

River access

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

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