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River: Beaver Creek
Fish: Cutthroat Trout

Beaver creek info

Post By: Redkross      Posted: 4/22/2013 9:05:45 PM     Points: 0    
Looking for any usefull info on Beaver creek like ideal flows. Like right now it says flows are at 4.5 cfm which seems low but that might be normal not sure. Also is it better to fish it just below dam or from the state park side down south farther. Also info on which flys I should be concentrating would be helpfull. This seems like ot could be a pretty decent spot that's not to crowded. Thanks again
 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 4/23/2013 9:21:46 AM     Points: 184621    
I can't speak to the fishing below the reservoir, and speaking with someone in the park would be best.

As to the 5.4 flows, when on the river page you can click "go to gauge info" and go here, [log in for link]

Scroll down and there is a table of stats, min, max, mean.

There we see the recorded minimum is 3.4, maximum is 113 and the median, is 25 cfs, meaning half the time flows are 25 or less.

So 5.4 is low.

As to fly patterns, right now on most waters, midges and bluewing olives are the primary hatches. For nymphs, midges, small mayflies, small stone patterns would be my choice. Flows that low, look for deeper runs, and hold back on casts. The fish will be spooky.

 Reply by: Redkross      Posted: 4/23/2013 12:04:09 PM     Points: 0    
Appreciate the info, would it even be worth going if flows are that low though. Not trying to waste a day when i could go somwehere productive?
 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 4/23/2013 1:44:51 PM     Points: 184621    
If being productive is the goal, and never having fished it, my inclination would be Clear Creek, Boulder Creek, or Big Thompson, all have been fishing fairly well as of late.

If exploring is the primary reason, I wouldn't hesitate to visit.

But I'm not the best to answer that question as I fish mostly warmwater ponds/reservoirs these days, and yes, primarily with the long rod.

I hope someone else chimes in here, as I've not fished Bear Creek. I just understand stats, so I could answer, somewhat, the flow question.
 Reply by: Boling_Boys      Posted: 4/28/2013 11:23:24 PM     Points: 104    
I went in at the middle parking pull off on the penrose end of beaver creek today. Fished probably 2-3 miles with great success on white rooster tails. Didn't catch anything big, but didn't expect to, BEWARE I killed 2 large rattlesnakes and spooked at least 2 more away... That I noticed... But other than that had a blast...
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 4/29/2013 5:25:47 AM     Points: 2028    
Boling_Boys,
FYI...there is a season on rattlesnakes. I believe it's June - August. Why would you kill them anyway? I'm not overly fond of snakes either, but if I do come across them, I give them a wide berth and go about my business.
I can believe the flow for Beaver Creek is that low. Very little moisture this year. Good Fishing!
Ski
 Reply by: Luke the Dog      Posted: 4/29/2013 10:07:01 AM     Points: 34    
Why kill the rattlesnakes?! That's stupid and out of season...

There is a lot of poison ivy on the lower end of the creek as well.
 Reply by: Catcherman      Posted: 4/29/2013 3:36:50 PM     Points: 3155    
Ehh kill a rattle snake before it kills you. Didn't know there was a season on them but let's not make big deal out of someone killing a few snakes. No biggie, thanks for the warning more like.