River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 57 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Dillon Res
Current:   57 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   57 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   57 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   57 cfs
Gage Height:   0.88 ft

Below Green Mountain Res.
Current:   163 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   162 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   165 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   167 cfs
Gage Height:   3.33 ft

Precipitation in the fall is almost certainly a good sign for the fishing below the dam, so keep an eye out for those micro spikes in flow. Water pushing through will have plenty of mysis in the river below the dam, and we're getting to the point in the fall where an egg pattern is not a bad idea to try. Smaller worms and leeches are also a good point fly at this tailwater, but baetis and midge imitations are always going to be the go-to on the Blue in the fall/winter. Small PTs with a glass bead or no bead, RS2s, Top Secret midges, Discos, Poison Tungs, Don King UV midge, the list goes on... All in a #20-24. As always at this tailwater, 5 and 6x fluorocarbon tippets are a good idea, as are small, dull split shot and lighter non-intrusive indicators. Nymphing by "using the force", as I like to call it -- spotting fish and sight nymphing to them with no indicator -- is a great idea if you can manage it. Farther downstream towards Green Mountain things are probably a little ways off from getting really interesting in terms of the fall browns. But that area can be a lot of fun to hike into and fish on a day with some really crappy weather going on to dissuade other competing anglers.

Report Updated On: 10/08/2018
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