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.
Flow: 98 cfs Silverthorne
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 expect to see sporadic hatches of midges and the occasional blue-winged olives
Tips and Other Information: Considering the time of year, conditions are ideal in the town of Silverthorne, and fishing has been good. Anglers can expect to see sporadic hatches of midges and blue-winged olives with the occasional riser in the slower pools and tailouts. In addition to the trout eating midge larva and pupa; Mysis Shrimp imitations are fooling a decent number of fish. A red larvae or a Mysis pattern trailed with darker pupa has been an effective rig as of late. Its hard to go wrong with a small Parachute Adams to fool the trout feeding on adult midges or blue-winged olives.
Effective Patterns: #20-22 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #20 Laney’s Mysis, #20 Jujabaetis, #22 Stalcup’s Baetis, #20 Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tail, #22-24 Mercury Black Beauty, #22 Red Midge Larva, #20-24 Brassie, #22-24 WD 40, #18 Hot Tail Flash Egg, #24-26 Parachute Adams, and #22 Matt’s Midge