River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 101 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Dillon Res
Current:   101 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   101 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   101 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   101 cfs
Gage Height:   1.04 ft

Below Green Mountain Res.
Current:   765 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   776 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   776 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   787 cfs
Gage Height:   5.68 ft

The Blue below Dillon res is running a bit on the low side at around 113 CFS. At this flow, the fish are likely to move into the deeper, most-ideal holding zones. That doesn't mean it's not worth hitting the faster riffles when fishing during these last days of the hotter summer temps when the fish will look for cooler, more oxygenated water. It's always worth throwing Mysis patterns at the tailwater, but my ideal rig for the Blue right now would probably be a caddis pattern such as a Buckskin, Breadcrust, or Graphic Caddis on point dropping to a black Zebra Midge or a Disco Midge in #20-22. The Blue Below Green Mountain is running at a good level for floating, and recent reports coming out of this section have been excellent -- try Graphic Caddis, Pheasant Tails, Copper Johns, and various streamers. For those of us without a boat it still fishes great on foot in the upper canyon. This can be a tricky spot to wade even when the flows are coming down, so unless you are fishing with a friend or several friends, try not to do solo trips - crossing the lower Blue at 600+ CFS is not going to happen. A heavy grain sink tip is a must if you want to be effective with streamers down in the canyon. Try swinging, dead drifting, jigging and stripping streamers for some bigger browns that call this canyon home. The Blue above Dillon is a little hidden gem that can hold some larger than average fish for the size of the creek. The Blue in Breck also fishes great this time of the year. Dry-Droppers with stones, PMDs, san juans, leeches and caddis droppers will do the trick. If you're not picking up fish, either drop off a second fly to get deeper or switch to a nymph rig. With the flows dropping across the board, sight fishing becomes more applicable and it is part of what makes the Blue so fun. Try to spot the fish you want and then make your best drifts to the trout, this is how many of the bigger fish are caught in town.

Report Updated On: 09/03/2017
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