Fishing Information

Bear Creek

22 cfs
7 mph
66 °F
Weather @SOUTH PLATTE BASIN - Updated April 03, 2020 - 2:12pm

Current River Flow Updates

Latest Update 4/3/2020 --

Springtime is here which means our local water is heating up. Bear Creek at Morrison is currently at 19.7 CFS. Fishing is most consistent at Lair O the Bear and below, but things are starting to open up in sunny areas above. Hopper dropper is one of the best ways to fish the creek at these current flows. Not much of a hopper bite to speak of yet, but any heavy bead head midge patterns in #16-20 will surely bring a few fish to the net. Zebra midges(red), rainbow warriors, & poison tungs are a few of our favorite droppers for BC. Feel free to call the shop or live chat so we can help get you set up!

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

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  • Flow 22 cfs
  • Wind 7 mph
  • Temp 66 °F
  • High/Low 70/40

River access

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

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