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Fishing Information

Bear Creek

55 cfs
12 mph
69 °F
Weather @SOUTH PLATTE BASIN - Updated June 29, 2020 - 9:45am

Current River Flow Updates

Latest Update 6/29/2020 --

Bear Creek at Morrison is currently at 7.68 CFS. Fishing is good up and down the creek. Flows are getting low, so pay attention to water temps. If you see water in the 67 degree range quit fishing and stick to fishing early and late in the day. We are seeing caddis and Baetis hatches. Dry dropper is going to be the best way to put fish in the net, but during the hatch throw the dries or double dries. Good patterns now are Small hoppers, Royal Wulff (#16-18) and Elk Hair Caddis 14 and 16 as your floater and drop PT's, Juju Baetis or Zebra Midges (#16-18). When the hatch comes off put on a Griffiths Gnat (#18-20), a tiny Parachute Adams (#20-22) or a caddis depending on the hatch. At these low flows a stealthy approach will be necessary to fool a few fish. 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

SOUTH PLATTE BASIN River Gauge View Detailed Information

  • Flow 55 cfs
  • Wind 12 mph
  • Temp 69 °F
  • High/Low 70/38

River access

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

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