Entries by steveparrott

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 Flow: 98 cfs Silverthorne Clarity: Excellent Water Temperature: Low to mid 40’s Hatches: Midges and blue-winged olives 14 Day Forecast:  Look for low flows and technical fishing. Anglers can […]

Pat Dorsey’s Stream Report: Colorado River

Fishing the Colorado River should be on everyone’s bucket list. Whether you’re a walk/wade fisherman or prefer float-fishing, this river has it all! Current Conditions: Flows: 542 cfs Parshall and 1060 near Kremmling Clarity: Off-colored due to spring run-off Water Temperature:  Low to mid 40’s Hatches: Midges, sporadic blue-winged olives, and caddisflies 14 Day Forecast: Look for […]

Pat Dorsey’s Stream Report: Williams Fork River

The Williams Fork is one of the prettiest places on the planet.  This stretch is proof that trout don’t live in ugly places. Current Conditions Flow:  100 cfs Clarity: Good Water Temperature:  Low to mid 40’s Hatches: Midges, sporadic blue-winged olives and a caddis or two 14 Day Forecast:  Look for low flows and technical fishing. Anglers can expect […]

Pat Dorsey’s Stream Report: North Fork of the South Platte River

Trophy trout await you on many of our leases on the North Fork of the South Platte.  To book a day on Boxwood, Long Meadow, North Fork Ranch, or the Meadows, call the Blue Quill Angler (303-674-4700) and we’ll gladly assist you. Current Conditions: Flows: 187 cfs Clarity: Fair Water Temperature: Low 40’s Hatches: Midges and sporadic caddis 14 Day […]

Pat Dorsey’s Stream Report – Elevenmile Canyon – South Platte

Elevenmile Canyon is known for its superb dry fly fishing. The Trico hatch is one of many that anglers should concentrate their efforts on. Current Conditions Flow: 99 cfs Clarity: Exellent Water Temperature: Low to mid 40’s Hatches: Midges and blue-winged olives 14 Day Forecast: Look for good hatches of midges and blue-winged olives. ​ Tips and Other Information: Fishing has been […]

Pat Dorsey’s Stream Report: Deckers – South Platte River

Deckers is a world-renowned stretch of the South Platte River. There are miles of public water to fish in and around the hamlet of Deckers. Current Conditions Flow: 165 cfs, Trumbull Clarity:  Good Water Temperature: Low to mid 40’s Hatches: Midges, blue-winged olives, and caddis 14 Day Forecast:  Look for good hatches of midges and blue-winged olives. Tips […]

Pat Dorsey’s Fishing Report: Cheesman Canyon – South Platte

Cheesman Canyon is one of the best tailwaters in the country. There’s a common belief among “canyon regulars” that if you can catch fish on the South Platte River, you can fool fish anywhere in the world. There’s no substitution for good technique in Cheesman Canyon. Current Conditions  Flow: 151 cfs Clarity: Excellent Water Temperature: Low to mid […]

Pat Dorsey’s Fishing Report: Spinney Mountain – Charlie Meyers State Wildlife Area

The Charlie Meyers State Wildlife Area (commonly called the Spinney Mountain Ranch or Dream Stream) is a classic meandering, meadow stream. Anglers have the opportunity to catch rainbows, cut-bows, cutthroats, and brown trout when they fish this fabled stretch of water.  Current Conditions  Flow: 99 cfs Clarity: Excellent Water Temperature:  Low to mid 40’s Hatches: Midges […]

Fishing Report: Clear Creek

Flows: 76 CFS – Lawson Clarity: Excellent Hatches: Midges Major Food Organisms: Midges Conditions: Low and slow this time of year with the majority of fish camping out in the deeper runs and pools.  Deep nymphing with a double midge combo will work well. Some Blue Wing Olive surface activity in the afternoon will produce a few fish in the […]

Fishing Report: Bear Creek

Flows: 21.1 CFS – Morrison Clarity: Excellent Hatches: Midges Major Food Organisms: Midges Conditions: Low and slow this time of year with the majority of fish camping out in the deeper runs and pools.  Deep nymphing with a double midge combo will work well. Suggested Patterns: #22-24 Top Secret Midge, #20-24 Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, #20-22 Jujubaetis, […]