River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 80 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Dillon Res
Current:   80 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   80 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   80 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   80 cfs
Gage Height:   0.96 ft

Below Green Mountain Res.
Current:   217 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   214 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   219 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   221 cfs
Gage Height:   3.64 ft

The Blue River at the Troutlet Malls is always a solid option for some easy-access winter fishing, especially now that we've gotten into good snow season and more of the two- to three-season anglers are busy shredding pow. Smaller worms can be a good winter point fly, but small baetis and midge imitations are always going to be the go-to on the Blue in the winter (along with mysis shrimp, of course). Small PTs with a glass bead or no bead, RS2s, bling midge, Top Secret midges, Discos, Poison Tungs, Don King UV midge, red larvae, 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 spotting fish and sight nymphing to them with no indicator is also often a great idea if you can manage it, especially on bright, sunny days. Downstream below Green Mountain is definitely wade fishable right now. However, with easy wading in the sub-300 CFS range also comes tougher, more technical fishing. I tend to fish bugs like bigger worms and caddis larvae in here when flows are above roughly 300 CFS and more realistic baetis patterns when it drops to current flows of ~150 CFS.

Report Updated On: 02/11/2019
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