River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 207 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Dillon Res
Current:   207 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   207 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   207 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   207 cfs
Gage Height:   1.38 ft

Below Green Mountain Res.
Current:   142 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   145 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   134 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   142 cfs
Gage Height:   3.24 ft

Flows below Dillon Reservoir have been relatively stagnant, sitting just below 130cfs. This does not mean much other than the fish are very aware of their surroundings and therefore can be relatively spooky and picky once you start marching around them. Stealth will be your best friend, and so will it as you fish meaning light tippet and planned presentations. If you are presenting flies subsurface your indicator choice should lean towards the stealthier options such as wool indicators or foam, or nothing at all (results may be deadly)! Even your choice of splitshot can make a difference, not to forget about beadheaded nymphs as means of sinking your rig. Mysis patterns such as the Charlie's, BTS, Mayer's, etc., in roughly #18-20 can consistently do some damage as a point fly, especially the closer you are to the dam, but expect some of the most consistent action to come on small midges in #24-26. Favorite springtime dropper flies on a tandem nymph rig in here include various Blood Midge Larvae, Black Zebra Midges, Disco Midges, Top Secrets, JuJubees and JuJu Baetis, WD40s, and the list goes on, all in #22-26 -- word on the street is that the tiny bling midge has been especially hot in here this past month. Dry fly opportunities are few but an overcast or rainy spring day can bring these wary behemoths to the surface. BWO's and midges will be what they are feasting on. Midges will start earlier in the day ~1030 with BWO's starting ~12 and tapering off around 4. Try a high floating BWO dun with a cripple or emerger dropped off the back (loopwing emerger, tak's emerger, crippled baetsi #18-22) Flows below Green Mountain are spiking and therefore you should consider them before heading out there. We recommend wading the area when its lower than 300 cfs or so, any higher and access and even fishing can get dicey!

Report Updated On: 04/24/2018
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