River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 96 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Dillon Res
Current:   96 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   96 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   96 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   96 cfs
Gage Height:   1.03 ft

Below Green Mountain Res.
Current:   711 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   683 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   697 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   701 cfs
Gage Height:   5.53 ft

The Blue below Dillon res is running a bit on the low side just below 100 CFS. At this flow, the fish are likely to move into the deeper, most-ideal holding zones. Mysis are almost always on the menu in the first mile or two, smaller baetis patterns, midge patterns, some leftover caddis as well all doing their part. The fishing can be spectacular if you find the fish in a good mood i.e. just before, during or just after a good hatch of BWO's. For the dry fly aficionados, this is a good time to fish smaller dries. Look for fish to be rising at the tail-out of runs, shallow riffles and back-eddies. Nymph fishing will be your most productive throughout the day. Such is the way things go on our tailwaters; small flies, light tippets and appropriate weight and indicators will breed the most success. Mysis to midge or small BWO nymph would be a great bet for someone headed up to the Blue this weekend. 6x is better than 5 and 6.5 is even better. These fish can sometimes key in on indicators or style and size of splitshot so bust out those clear or yarn indicators and your most dull splitshot for a shot at one of these behemoths. 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, BWO's, san juans, and leeches 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. Latest guide report says the egg bite is on!

Report Updated On: 10/10/2017
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