Did you know your Dad would love to go fishing in Clear Creek River?
That’s right! So, prepare your bait, contact Mile Hi Rafting and join us in the best fishing trip in Colorado. Choose the perfect spot, throw your line in the beautiful Clear Creek River and catch a fatty!
Clear Creek is a very popular and easily accessible river within an hour or so of Denver. An excellent option to get away from the city and enjoy natures wonders.
The river originates in the mountains above Georgetown and runs hard along the I-70 corridor through Idaho Springs and Golden, on its way to the South Platte River, and as summer arrives the fishing improves.
According to several fishing reports: The fishing at Clear Creek has been good. Anglers are mostly catching 8-12 inch rainbow trout with the occasional 18-25 inch rainbow trout being landed too.
However, it is best to fish after a few days without rain to make sure the clarity is sufficient to good fishing.
Types of Fish in Clear Creek County
At the Clear Creek County you may be able to find several types of fish such as:
Cutthroat Trout. Greenback Cutthroat Trout has a crimson slash on either side of the throat, below the lower jaw. The Greenback is a threatened species on both a state and federal level. The Cutthroat Trout is the only trout that is native (indigenous) to Colorado.
Brown Trout. Its identifying marks are black spots, and reddish orange spots inside of light blue circles. It is native to Europe and Western Asia.
Brook Trout. Commonly known as “brookie”, the Brook Trout’s body is dark, with red and white spots within bluish circles. The pectoral, pelvic and anal fins can be orange, with black and white edges.
Rainbow Trout. It is identified by a reddish stripe running down the side of the fish, and by black spots.
Get your Colorado Fishing License
Waters of Colorado are open to taking fish, amphibians, mollusks and crustaceans both day and night, basically year-round, with some minor exceptions. However, unless you are under 16 years old or older than 64, you will require a fishing license.
Licenses are valid for one year, from April 1st through March 31st . Nonetheless, you can fish in Colorado without a license only on the first full weekend of June, each year. All other rules and regulations apply.
License’s fees are around $26 for residents and $56 for non residents. Fees include a .25 cent search & rescue fee, and a .75 cent Wildlife Council fee. However, an additional $10 Habitat Stamp will be added to 1st license you purchase.
For more information about Fishing and Hunting licenses, you can visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife homepage.
Just 30 miles West from Denver, Mile Hi Rafting offers the best outdoor trips in Colorado. Come Whitewater Rafting with us or be a part of the Colorado Rocky Mountains on your own All Terrain Vehicle. Camped surround by wilderness and cook your catch of the day.
If you are the adventurous type, you are still in time to book your rafting guide and save a spot on the Annual Citizen’s Clear Creek Challenge. The race was expected to be on June 12th, but because of the water conditions we postponed it until July 10th. More than enough time for you to team up with your friends and join the adventure!
Take advantage of this summer with great outdoor activities. Call Mile Hi Rafting today and book your quest for adrenaline and fun.