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
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 5X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 5 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Streamer Stripper Sink Tip Fly Line
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.
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.
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.