River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 238 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Dillon Res
Current:   238 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   247 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   222 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   230 cfs
Gage Height:   1.46 ft

Below Green Mountain Res.
Current:   565 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   578 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   578 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   616 cfs
Gage Height:   5.11 ft

Flows are way up throughout the entirety of the Blue. Through town, fish will be stacked along the bank, softer edges, behind structure, and basically anywhere they can find some reprieve from the raging river. This is a great time of the year to stick a big one that gets pushed out of the 'Forbidden Fishing Zone' just below the dam. Mysis, mysis and mysis are on the meal ticket. As the flows go up the fish will key in on these shrimp. Also larger stoneflies, san juans, caddis and BWO's are all producers. Heavy tackle is a must. 2X-5X is the range I'd stay in. Hooking a fish is one thing, landing it is another thing. Don't get yourself in a bad situation in order to land a fish. Also don't push it too far when wading. Stick to what you know when wading in these high flows. Streamers can also do well with high flows. Toss a big ol piece of meat out there and let it swing to the banks and strip back. Vary your retrieves and cover water to entice strikes. The water coming out of Dillon is clear but as you move through town and below towards Green Mountain the water becomes more off color as more feeder creeks drain in. Below Green Mountain, flows are way up as well. This can be a tricky spot to wade in when flows are more manageable, unless you are fishing with a friend or several friends, try not to do solo trips. Stones, san juans, BWO's some sparse caddis. The canyon is cold so the bugs are a little behind here. Streamers can be deadly. A sink tip is a must with the higher flows. Try swinging, dead drifting, jigging and stripping streamers for some bigger browns that call this canyon home. Be careful! The Blue above Dillon is a little hidden gem that can hold some larger than average fish for the size of the creek. The water is up but there is plenty of fishable water. Pick and choose your spots, slow and soft. Dry-Droppers with stones, BWO's, san juans, leeches and caddis droppers will do the trick. If your not picking up fish either drop off a second fly to get deeper or increase the length of the tippet to your first fly.

Report Updated On: 06/11/2017
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