River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 95 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Dillon Res
Current:   95 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   95 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   95 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   95 cfs
Gage Height:   1.05 ft

Below Green Mountain Res.
Current:   165 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   177 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   175 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   167 cfs
Gage Height:   3.37 ft

Flows have finally dropped to the sub-100 CFS range at The Blue below Dillon tailwater at Silverthorne, so light nymph rigs running 6x fluoro and small bugs should be mandatory. Mysis patterns such as the Charlie's, BTS, Mayer's, etc., can always do some damage as a point fly, especially the closer you are to the dam, but expect some of the most consistent action to come on small midges in #22-24 as the wintertime flows and temperatures really start to hit. It's always important to size your weight and indicators appropriately here as well -- small clear or white Air Locks and Thingamabobbers are favorites, and sometimes going even as small as a No. 6/8 on your weight, and/or utilizing tungsten beadhead flies, can give you a small advantage when trying to fool these tailwater fish. Favorite wintertime dropper flies on a tandem nymph rig in here at this time of the year include various Blood Midge Larvae, Black Zebra Midges, Disco Midges, Bling Midges, Top Secrets, JuJubees and JuJu Baetis, WD40s, and the list goes on, all in #22-24. I've found that red can be a really hot color in here at times that the fish seem to key in on in a big way in the winter. Flows have dropped at the Blue Below Green Mtn Res as well, but expect this to still fluctuate a bit. Regardless, this section is at a good level for wade fishing right now; but remember to always bring a buddy with you into this canyon. Reports have indicated some excellent action on egg and worm patterns up high, and this canyon can always hold the possibility for some really fun streamer fishing, even when wading down in after float season.

Report Updated On: 12/12/2017
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