Blue River Rainbow 11/16/17
Tough day on the Blue River fly fishing but I was able to land a quality fish before the crowds of fisherman arrived.
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, cuttroat, 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.
Click here for current USGS Water Flow Data for the Blue River (Silverthorne)
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!