Blue River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Blue River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Set-Set-Set any pause, twitch or wiggle of indicator or line! Be patient and change flies. Smaller flies seem to be the better in sizes 20-24. Dry droppers are always a safe bet, another good one to give a shot is the mercury rs 2 in the 18-24 range. Flows are consistently down and the afternoon temperatures have been giving the water a cool down, work from down river to up so not to spoke those beautiful trout.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Blue River is currently Good

Water flow: 17.7cfs below bridge Breckenridge 98cfs below Dillon Reservior 250cfs below Green Mountain Reservior

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 57 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: From 11am to 3pm

Best stretch: The stairsteps in Breckenridge and at the inlet to Lake Dillon and below Lake Dillon to the I-70 bridge. Inlet to Green mountain res. producing lake run fish.

Best access point:

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges, Mysis shrimp below the dam. Look for some midge activity on the warmer days, and BWO hatches on cloudy days. Try something small underneath in olive, red, and black colors.

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Round (Prime: June 15 - November 30)

Nearest airport: DIA, Kremmling, Eagle

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Blue River Description

The Blue River is divided into 3 sections, the Blue in Breckenridge, the Blue below lake Dillon and the Blue below Green Mountain reservoir. The Blue River is a tailwater river that fishes throughout the year depending on the proximity to the dam. There are amazing Caddis, Midges, Stones and Mayfly hatches, with the Green Drake hatch being the most renowned.

Techniques & Tips

Nymphing had been the ticket, with lower and clear water downsize your selection. Instead of blind casting into holes, move around and sight cast to those larger trout. If clouds roll over look for any activity on the surface and switch up to small dries, Black midges on the top have been producing some nice fish as of late, but nymphing will produce more fish.

7-Day Forecast

Sunny to partly sunny with some snow forecast at the beginning of the week so look for clouds that will bring those deep holding trout to surface. Bring some extra warm layers for those snowy days.

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