Reporter: Trout's Staff
Current Fishing Conditions:
May River Report
The Blue River below Green Mountain Reservoir has been variable, mostly due to low flows. As of May 17, flows are down to 65cfs, which won't lend itself to great fishing. That said, if we see a bump in flows fishing should pick up as the fish begin to spread out and become a little less wary. If flows do increase, look for fish to hold in the deeper runs and pools in the morning, and migrate to the shallower riffles as temps rise and bugs start to hatch. Nymphing will be the most effective technique in the deep pools, but otherwise think about fishing a dry dropper rig to get access to some to the shorter drifts and pocket water.
5/17/13 Update: flows remain meager on the Lower Blue, and this is starting to create tough fishing due to wary fish. Ultra light leader and tippet, combined with stealth presentation are a must. These fish are very catchable, but you need to hunt them and never let them see you or your line prior to presenting the fly. Don't expect to catch a ton of fish on this section of river, but do know that those fish you do catch will be very nice.
Jimmy Legs sz. 10-14, Tungsten 20-Incher sz. 10-16, Wired Stone sz. 10-16, Tung Teaser sz. 12-16, Copper Johns sz. 16-20, Blooms Baetis sz. 18-22, Mercury Pheasant Tail sz. 18-22, Tailwater Tiny sz. 18-22, Morrish Super Pupa sz. 14-16, Parachute Adams sz. 18-22, Hatchmatcher BWO sz. 18-22, Brooks Sprout Midge sz. 20-24, Special Emerger sz. 20-22, Griffiths Gnat sz. 20-22, Adult Midge sz. 18-22, Butt Monkey, Sex Dungeon, Ganga's, Circus Peanuts, Bottom's Up, Barely Legal
Current Hatches: BWO's, Baetis, Midges, Eggs, Worms, Winter Stones
Dries: Parachute Adams 16-22, Parachute BWO 16-22, Hatch Matcher BWO, Tailwater Humpy 16-20, Brooks Sprout Midge 18-22 Nymphs: Wired Stone 10-16 (Brown, Golden), Barrs Emerger BWO 18-22, Olive Hares Ear 16-20, Pheasant Tail 16-22, Prince Nymph 16-20 Streamers: Olive/White Double Bunny ,Natural/White Sculpzilla , White Sex Dungeon, White Peanut Envy, Tan Butt Monkey, Olive Boogie Man
Tips & Tricks
Match the Hatch. When there's a lot of bugs hatching, change your rig until you figure out what they WANT to eat, instead of making them eat what you want.