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 in Silverthorne.

Water Temperature: Low 40’s

14 Day Forecast:  Look for hatches of midges and blue-winged olives.

Tips and Other Information: Flows are once again low on the Blue River. In town, a Mysis pattern, red larva, dropped with and assortment of  mayfly nymphs are your best bet right now. On the lower river, and assortment of midge and mayfly imitations are picking up a few fish. Fishing overall on the Blue River has been a disappointment as of late, as the number of trout are way down. Your best bet is to fish in town and sight fish to individual fish to increase your odds of hooking fish. Anglers who are blind fishing are not enjoying much success…

Effective Patterns:  ​ #18-20 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #20 Laney’s Mysis, #20-22 Jujabaetis, #22 Stalcup’s Baetis, #20-22 Mercury Midge, #20-22 Top Secret Midge, #20-22 Sparkle Wing RS 2, #20 Matt’s Midge, and #20 Mathew’s Sparkle Dun.