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Old 07-02-2014, 02:32 PM
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I am going to be into the Golden area to fish on 7/11, 7/12 and 7/13. It has been suggested that I fish Cheeseman Canyon, Dream Stream and Decker's. Given the area snow run off, any recommendations to these areas?
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Please check the water level before visiting those areas, or it can be disappointing.

Water level in Clear Creek near Golden is getting lower, still high , may be fishable when you visit Golden. If you do, discuss with local fly shops on techniques and flies.

Bear Creek is fishable, small fish but you can catch few. This is south of Golden between Morison and Evergreen.
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Are you traveling here strictly to fish? If not, how much time each day will you have to travel and fish?
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Well the suggestions you were given would probably be some of the most crowded fishing you could find. From Golden you can get to RMNP in just over an hour...personally I'd put that on the short list, especially if you don't mind hiking a bit to find less crowded water.
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Are you traveling here strictly to fish? If not, how much time each day will you have to travel and fish?
Yes, we are there to just fish. I had chosen Golden to try and leverage my time.

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Yes, I am in the area to just fish. I had chosen the area in an attempt to leverage my time.
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Like it was mentioned, flows are running pretty high still on Clear Creek and Bear Creek. Conditions will likely improve some before you arrive, but will still be higher flows than I'd prefer to fish either streams.

I second Rocky Mountain National Park or Cheesman Canyon, which is not so bad if you don't mind to do a little hiking to get away from the crowds. A little further of a drive is the South Platte river through Eleven Mile Canyon.

If you have some flexibility in your trip to drive over to the Arkansas River for a couple days, that's where I'd head.

Here are some fishing reports from area fly shops.
Trout's Fly Fishing
Blue Quill Angler fishing report
Kirk's Fly Shop fishing report
Royal Gorge Anglers fishing report
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Like it was mentioned, flows are running pretty high still on Clear Creek and Bear Creek. Conditions will likely improve some before you arrive, but will still be higher flows than I'd prefer to fish either streams.

I second Rocky Mountain National Park or Cheesman Canyon, which is not so bad if you don't mind to do a little hiking to get away from the crowds. A little further of a drive is the South Platte river through Eleven Mile Canyon.

If you have some flexibility in your trip to drive over to the Arkansas River for a couple days, that's where I'd head.

Here are some fishing reports from area fly shops.
Trout's Fly Fishing
Blue Quill Angler fishing report
Kirk's Fly Shop fishing report
Royal Gorge Anglers fishing report
Thanks! I have plans to go by Blue Quill to get my license and some up to date intel on 7/11.
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Like it was mentioned, flows are running pretty high still on Clear Creek and Bear Creek. Conditions will likely improve some before you arrive, but will still be higher flows than I'd prefer to fish either streams.

I second Rocky Mountain National Park or Cheesman Canyon, which is not so bad if you don't mind to do a little hiking to get away from the crowds. A little further of a drive is the South Platte river through Eleven Mile Canyon.

If you have some flexibility in your trip to drive over to the Arkansas River for a couple days, that's where I'd head.

Here are some fishing reports from area fly shops.
Trout's Fly Fishing
Blue Quill Angler fishing report
Kirk's Fly Shop fishing report
Royal Gorge Anglers fishing report
Thanks for the info-could be a little early with the run off but we will make it work!
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The fishing is great around here right now. You have identified three fisheries which are world famous and that fame is also a drawback. Expect spooky fish and some crowds

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Dream Stream is tough sledding but if you are patient and sight fish , they can be had. It is definitely not a flail and hope type of fishery ( no offense intended )

Cheesman the crowds will disperse the further up the canyon you hike. The scenery is breath taking, so for that alone I would go there. Again these are heavily fished spooky trout. Plan on fishing tiny midges sometimes as deep as 10' or more. I have caught fish on dries in there but it is tough because the water is gin clear and the trout will scram before you get within 20' of the river bank if you are not super stealthy.


So basically Deckers is the same, if you go on the weekend which that looks like your plan it will be crowded. Plan on a nice 2 + mile hike up Cheesman for your best odds. Regardless of the fishing Cheesman is worth the walk.


If you want to just have fun and catch a slew of little trout, hit Bear Creek up out of Morrison
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Thanks for the updated info as I am packing up to go soon! Hope to have some great pics and/or videos to share.

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The fishing is great around here right now. You have identified three fisheries which are world famous and that fame is also a drawback. Expect spooky fish and some crowds

My $.02

Dream Stream is tough sledding but if you are patient and sight fish , they can be had. It is definitely not a flail and hope type of fishery ( no offense intended )

Cheesman the crowds will disperse the further up the canyon you hike. The scenery is breath taking, so for that alone I would go there. Again these are heavily fished spooky trout. Plan on fishing tiny midges sometimes as deep as 10' or more. I have caught fish on dries in there but it is tough because the water is gin clear and the trout will scram before you get within 20' of the river bank if you are not super stealthy.


So basically Deckers is the same, if you go on the weekend which that looks like your plan it will be crowded. Plan on a nice 2 + mile hike up Cheesman for your best odds. Regardless of the fishing Cheesman is worth the walk.


If you want to just have fun and catch a slew of little trout, hit Bear Creek up out of Morrison
I have a few newbies that would probably appreciate Bear Creek-Thanks!
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