River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 135 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Dillon Res
Current:   135 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   137 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   137 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   137 cfs
Gage Height:   1.16 ft

Below Green Mountain Res.
Current:   286 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   282 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   299 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   279 cfs
Gage Height:   4.04 ft

The Blue at Silverthorne has been fishing well on the standard fare for this time of year of mysis, midges, baetis, and eggs. Top producers have been Charlie's Mysis, small PTs and Radiation Baetis in #20-22, Zebra Midges, and Disco/Top Secret Midges in #22-24. There has also been some nice dry fly action on small BWO patterns, if you're lucky enough to be on the water at the right time to observe some sippers/fish looking up. If you see fish in this sort of a mood, try a Para Extended Body BWO or Griffith's Gnats in #20-22. 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 week. 6x fluorocarbon 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 has dropped out of floatable range. But the good news is this section can be outstanding wade fishing in the late fall and winter. 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. 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.

Report Updated On: 10/31/2017
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