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: 905 cfs below Dillon Reservoir, 832 below Green Mountain Reservoir Clarity: Good below the dam…. Water Temperature: Low to mid 40’s Hatches: Midges, caddisflies, and yellow sallies […]

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: 2757 cfs Parshall and 3610 near Kremmling Clarity: Off-colored due to spring run-off Water Temperature:  Low to mid 50’s Hatches: Midges, blue-winged olives, yellow sallies, and caddis 14 Day Forecast: Look […]

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:  663 cfs Clarity: Excellent Water Temperature:  Low to mid 40’s Hatches: Midges, caddis, and yellow sallies 14 Day Forecast:  Look for above average flows. Tips and Other Information:  The Williams Fork is extremely […]

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: 377 cfs Clarity: Off-colored 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: 184 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, caddis, and blue-winged olives. ​ Tips and Other Information: Fishing has […]

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: 216 cfs, Trumbull Clarity:  Good Water Temperature: Upper 40’s and low 50’s Hatches: Midges, blue-winged olives, and caddis 14 Day Forecast:  Look for good hatches of midges and blue-winged olives. […]

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: 314 cfs Clarity: Excellent Water Temperature: Mid 50’s Hatches: Midges, […]

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: 256 cfs Clarity: Excellent Water Temperature:  Low to mid 50’s Hatches: Midges, […]

Fishing Report: Clear Creek

Flows: 754 CFS – Lawson Clarity: Off color Hatches: Caddis Major Food Organisms: attractor patterns Conditions: Flows are up and fish are moving into the softer water along the banks and transitional zones looking for cover.  Nymphing the transitional zones and softer water with caddis nymphs or jig combo will work well. Some Caddis surface activity in the afternoon will produce […]

Fishing Report: Bear Creek

Flows: 45 CFS – Morrison Clarity: Good Hatches: Caddis and sporadic Blue Wing Olives Major Food Organisms: Caddis and sporadic Blue Wing Olives Conditions: With the varying flows, working the transitional zones with a dry/dropper or single nymph is the way to go.  Some Caddis surface activity in the afternoons will produce some fish in the softer water. Suggested […]