Fishing Season: March-October

Bear Creek - CO

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


Freestone Outfitters's Tip of the Week

The water remains stained and off color around Morrison, the fishing has still been fair along Bear Creek. Fish are actually being fairly picky and we are getting more fish on smaller midge and baetis imitations.

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Map of Bear Creek

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

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5-Day Outlook as of 8/28/14

Bear Creek should remain fine, but with as many storms as we've been getting the creek will likely be dirty for the week.

Techniques & Tips as of 8/28/14

Nymph Fishing and dry-dropper fishing

Local Species Available March-October

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Freestone Outfitters's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Chernobyl Ant black 10
Sparkle Dun olive 16, 18
Bugmeister peacock 10
Rojo Midge black 18
TH Cased Caddis brown 14
Higa's S.O.S. black 18

Chernobyl Ant

This foam ant and hopper fly is great as an indicator with any type of nymph hanging below it.

Freestone Outfitters's Recommended Gear

Description: About Bear Creek

Bear Creek offers a fantastic option for anglers in the Colorado Front Range area to get out for a quick and easy day fishing to healthy eager fish. Predominantly pocket water fishing for smaller to mid-sized brown trout, this fishery is best fished with dry-dropper setups and provides great sport for a few hours or a full day.

Nearest Airport:

Denver International Airport


Caddis, Terrestrials, small stoneflies, PMDs, BWO's Midges

Best Time to Fish:


Best Stretch:

Around and below Evergreen