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Blue River Sponsored by
Date 15-Oct-14
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Conditions : Blue River - Flow: 110 cfs Silverthorne Clarity: Good in Silverthorne Water Temperature: High 30's-to-low 40's Major Food Organisms: Midges, Mysis shrimp, aquatic worms, stoneflies, caddis larvae and Baetis nymphs

14 Day Forecast: Spring run-off continues to prevail. Conditions are dangerous right now in Silverthorne, please use extreme caution if you fish this area!

Tips and Other Information: The Blue River is fishing well throughout the entire watershed. Anglers can expect to see hatches of primarily midges and blue-winged olives. Effective patterns have been Bead Head Pheasant Tails, Split Case Baetis, Barr Emergers, Mercury Pheasant Tails, Sparkle Wing RS 2's, Brassies, and Black Beauties. Look for rising fish in the afternoon in the slower pools and tailouts.

Effective Patterns: #14 San Juan Worm, Egg Patterns, Pat's Rubber Legs, #14-16 caddis larvae, #20-22 Black Beauty, #20 Minute Midge, #18 Laney's Mysis, #20-22 WD 40, #20-22 Periwinkle, #20-22 Pearl Jam, #20-22 Jujubee Midge, #20-22 Mercury Midge, #20-22 Top Secret Midge, #20-22 Medallion Midge, #20-22 Mercury Flashback RS II, #22-22 Mercury and Flashback Pheasant Tail, #20 Brassie0

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About: - The scenic Blue River is one of Colorado's Gold Medal fisheries. Tailwaters of Dillon Reservoir the river provides rather consistent fishing. The river is easy to wade and has good access.

The Blue River has abundance of Mysis shrimp from of the reservoir, which may be a contributing factor to why the fishery has an unusual number of large trout. In the winter months the river freezes downstream at about the five-mile mark starting in mid to late December. Between late March and November the entire river fishes well.

The river host Rainbows, Browns, Cuttbows and Cutthroats, with some rainbows and browns near the thirty inch mark.

Location - The Blue River runs from the Dillon Reservoir Dam, just above the town of Silverthorne, to the confluence with the Colorado River at Kremmling. Highway 9 runs along the length of the river and it can be accessed by Interstate 70 west out of Denver to the town of Dillon.

  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Cuttbows
  • Colorado Cutthroats

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