River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 59 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Dillon Res
Current:   59 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   59 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   59 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   59 cfs
Gage Height:   0.87 ft

Below Green Mountain Res.
Current:   168 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   177 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   168 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   168 cfs
Gage Height:   3.36 ft

Silverthorne: Low flows on this section of the Blue, so anticipate skittish wintertime trout. That being said, this is one of our favorite times to fish in town, and reports are some nice rainbows have been caught lately! Sight fishing is the name of the game here, meaning that targeting specific fish rather than blindly casting will drastically increase your catch rate. Long leaders, fluorocarbon tippet, and light indicators are key. Eggs, mysis shrimp, midges, and a mix of BWOs will get the job done. We're especially big fans of the Bling Midge, Disco Midge, and the Top Secret Midge on this stretch of river. Plenty of public water so get after it! Below Green Mt Res: Fishing has been good in the canyon, despite recently lowered flows and a good bit of moss. Anticipate smart trout, as fishing pressure here has been at an all-time high lately. Nymphing and streamer fishing will put more fish in the net, but we are still seeing trout rise. For nymphs we suggest leading with either an egg, worm, leech, or stonefly followed by a more imitative BWO or midge pattern. If you find yourself fishing on a cloudy day, tying on a Goldie or a Sparkle Minnow can lead to exciting results. As always, leave spawning fish alone so we can continue to enjoy this fishery.

Report Updated On: 11/22/2020
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