Blue River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Blue River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Below Dillon Dam has been fishing well, RS2s and other small midges have been the most productive. Mysis Shrimp and small streamers as well. Baetis patterns such as Big bear, Mercury pts and Radiation baetis in sz 18-20
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Blue River is currently Good

Water flow: 23.9 cfs below bridge Breckenridge 55.7 cfs below Dillon Res 490 Green Mountain Res.

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 52 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: From 9am to 7pm

Best stretch: Below the dam in Silverthorne

Best access point: Outlets

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges, Mysis shrimp below the dam. Look for some midge activity on the warmer days, try midges underneath in olive, red, and black colors. Egg pattens as well for this time of the year And Baetis patterns have been working as well. The shop is open for business and for guiding as well!!

Fish species: Trout

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

Nearest airport: DIA, Kremmling, Eagle

Person Fishing in a stream

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 has been the ticket for producing fish. Rs 2's, disco midges, zebra's, miracle midges and Radiation baetis are a great starting point. Caddis hatches are thick but random, try some dry droppers and hit the softest water you can.

7-Day Forecast

Good weather this week with highs around 60-70.


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