Blue River Fly Fishing Report- August 9, 2019-Vail/Beaver Creek/Silverthorne CO

Wade & Walk Fly Fishing Trips


Fishing Report For: August 9, 2019

Bigger then usual water below the dam at Dillon.

The Blue River has three distinct sections that are very different from each other.  The upper section begins on top of Hoosier pass and winds its way through Breckenridge into the Dillon reservoir.  this upper section is a freestone fishery with smaller browns and rainbows that are easily caught on dry flies. The Middle Blue River runs from below Dillon reservoir to Green Mountain reservoir.  This section is probably the most popular because of it’s very easy access (including behind the Silverthorne Outlet stores). This section of the blue below Dillon is a Tail water fishery that sees a lot of fishing pressure throughout the Year.  Midges, Mysis shrimp and annelids are the predominant food source for these rather large and elusive Trout.  Better fishing down stream of Silverthorne along HWY 9 headed towards Kremmling.  There are numerous DOW access points along the stretch headed to Green Mountain.  The Lower river begins below Green Mountain reservoir and confluences with the Colorado river 15 miles downstream, this lower section is best known for its “Jurassic Park” section that is only accessible by raft and a competent oarsman.  There is wading access just below the dam.

8/9/2019-  The Blue below Dillon Res. is running at 449 CFS which makes for better wading conditions.  This is one of Colorado’s best tailwater fisheries.  More of a traditional Trout stream the more you go north from the outlet stores. The Blue is a world class Trout river.  below Green Mountain is also at about 890 CFS . Which is also a wading challenge. Look for flows to begin coming down in the next week or so.

Recommended Patterns:Barr Emerger Baetis or PMD size 16-20, Light Cahill PMD size 16, Extended Body Blue Wing Olive size 16-20, Peacock Caddis size 18, Elk Hair Caddis Yellow size 18, Parachute Adams size 16-24,Royal Wullf size 14-20 Black Brook Sprout Midge size 20-22 , size 20-22 Tung BH Zebra Midge, Mysis Shrimp size 16-20, BH Guide’s Choice Hares Ear size 14-18

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