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: Excellent

14 Day Forecast:  Flows are perfect throughout the Blue River corridor. Anglers should prepare for hatches of midges and blue-winged olives.

Tips and Other Information: Flows are perfect from Silverthorn to Green Mountain Reservoir.  In town, a Mysis pattern, red larva, dropped with and assortment of  mayfly nymphs are your best bet.  The lower river looks great, but fishing is difficult at best. Plan on working hard for a few fish, but the scenery and “fishing” is not shabby.  As they say, it’s fishing not catching, so a day in Summit County is never a bad thing to beat the crowds.  Make no mistake about it though… fishing on the Blue River has been a bit of a disappointment as of late…

Effective Patterns:  ​#20-22 Juju Baetis, #20-22 Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, #22 Stalcups Baetis, #20-22 Mercury Midge, #20-22 Manhattan Midge, #16 Bead Head Breadcrust, #18 Barr Emerger, #20-22 Sparkle Wing RS 2, #14 San Juan Worm, #20 Sparkle Dun, and #20 Parachute Adams.