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.
14 Day Forecast: Flows are perfect throughout the Blue River corridor. Anglers should prepare for hatches of midges, caddis, blue-winged olives and Tricos.
Tips and Other Information: Flows are perfect from Silverthorn to Green Mountain Reservoir. Dillon Reservoir is full to the brim right now, infact, its at 101% of capacity. 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, #10 Pat’s Rubber Legs, #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, #16 Elk Hair Caddis, #14 Yellow Stimulator, #20 Sparkle Dun, and #20 Parachute Adams.