River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 368 cfsCurrent Temp: 45°F 
River Statistics:
»Below Dillon Res
Current:   368 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   368 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   368 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   207 cfs
Gage Height:   1.74 ft

Below Green Mountain Res.
Current:   312 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   326 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   324 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   326 cfs
Gage Height:   4.17 ft

Flows are on the way up, and at 350 the streamer fishing has started to take off. Nymphing is solid as well but as you move downstream of the respective dams, look for clarity to begin to fall off. In the town of Silverthorne, fish a Mysis Shrimp, an Annelid, San Juan, or smaller Stone on point with slightly smaller droppers down to #18. Midge and mayfly patterns as droppers below the point flies have done well. Tippets can be 4X-6X depending upon the fly size and the stubbornness of the fish. The fish are starting to sag into the softer water through town, so look for them tucked under, behind, or deep in eddies and softer waters. Streamers, and leeches have been good as well, and will continue to produce as run off shows its head.

Downstream of town start to use larger flies like caddis larva, stoneflies, San juans, and Flashy Mayflies. Some of the feeder creeks are starting to run dirty, but the san juan bite in stained water is banging. Streamers too, but you have to cover water and show the fly to more fish. Good flies are Two Bit Hookers, Tungstones, Caddis Larve, Scuds, San Juans, Sparkle Minnows, and don't forget to fish Mysis close to Silverthorne.

Below Green Mountain and down to the Colorado we are seeing small hatches of BWO'/s and midges. Ray Charles has fished well with some different droppers under indicators too. The flows here still favor the wading angler, but might start to jump up over the next couple weeks. Try streamers in the canyon or stained waters closer to the Colorado./ Some medium sized sporadic stoneflies have been seen as well. Dry dropper has even taken some fish. Try a Chubby #10 with a 20 inches about 2 feet below, or something similar. As flows start to come up, the nymphing will be the way to go.

Report Updated On: 05/26/2017
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