Join Kyle, John, and Tim on a early 2020 spring fishing trip through the mountain town of Silverthorne, Colorado as they fish the Gold Medal waters of the infamous Blue River.
On this trip we explore the three miles of public wading access on the Blue River below Green Mountain Reservoir near Heeney, Colorado. Enjoy the scenic views as we fish for Rainbow and Brown Trout in the riffles and troughs of this granite lined canyon.
Access on the Blue River below Dillon Reservoir spans from the Denver Water Board fence off of River Rd, north past the outlet mall, under 1-70, and follows Highway 9 north out of the town and eventually dumps into Green Mountain Reservoir 26 miles downstream.
The fishing is typically excellent on the entire stretch with the bigger fish being caught with more frequency the closer to Dillon Reservoir one gets. But don't discount the less pressured water below the outlet mall or near the mouth of Green Mountain Reservoir.
Rainbows, browns, cutthroat, cuttbows, and even brook trout can be caught in this fishery year round. In the fall the kokanee salmon make a run out of Green Mountain into the Blue.
Below Green Mountain Reservoir, there is three miles of wading public access, but be careful! Flows during the summer months don't support wading. Always check the flow data before attempting a wading trip on any river, but especially the tail water stretch of the Blue River Below Green Mountain Reservoir.
Rainbow, Colorado Cuttroat, Brown, and Brook Trout:
Expect to catch trout from the 12-28+ inch range.
Bead Mysis Shrimp
A simple pattern that has produced well for me year round on the Blue River, the Taylor River, and the Frying Pan River.
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Darth Maul Midge
This is another one of my go-to patterns for the Blue RIver. Try tying it not only in black, but also in copper!
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