Pat Dorsey’s Stream Report: Blue River

The Blue River is a pocket water paradise. There are miles of public water between the town of Silverthorne and Green Mountain Reservoir for you to sample.

Current Conditions

Clarity: Good throughout its entirety

Water Temperature: Low 40’s

Hatches: Midges

14 Day Forecast:  Look for sporadic hatches of midges.

Tips and Other Information:  It’s great to see the Blue River actually running above its normal historic flow values.  The above average flows are making for some decent fishing in town. Egg midge combos and Mysis midge combos have been fooling some nice fish. The fish are beginning to move into their traditional winter lies, however. Target the slower pools and deeper runs. Sight fishing to pods of fish is your best bet right now…

Effective Patterns:  ​ #20-22 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #24 Black Beauty, #20 Laney’s Mysis, #22 Jujabaetis, #22 Stalcup’s Baetis, #20-22 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail,  #22 Red Midge Larva, #20-24 Brassie, #20-22 WD 40, #22 Mercury Midge, #22 Top Secret Midge, and #22-24 Black Beauty