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Blue River - below Dillon Reservoir

Report Date: 06/02/2014
  • Reporter: Trout's Guide Staff

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    June - Blue River Fishing Report

    Wow! We haven’t seen flows this high on the Blue in years! At the start of the month release out of Dillon was over 1400 CFS. We do not suggest going up there at these levels and safety is a legitimate concern when there’s this much water being released. By the end of the month, flows should certainly come down and look for fish to move back into their traditional lies, but we would say keep an eye on the gauge before heading up.

    Insects and Natural Food Sources

    BWO’s, Caddis, Stoneflies, PMD’s, midges and Mysis shrimp below Dillon make up the primary food sources.

    Recommended Flies

    Baetis nymphs and emerger patterns sz. 16-22, midge patterns sz. 18-24, caddis pupae and larva patterns sz. 14-18, stonefly immitations sz. 10-16, Mysis shrimp in Silverthorne sz. 16-20.

    River Description

    The Blue River runs north from the dam at Dillon Reservoir near Silverthorne to the Confluence with the Colorado River near Kremmling.  Colorado Highway 9 follows the Blue for much of the 34 miles with many access points but most of the river is private.  The Gold Metal water section runs from the dam in Silverthorne to the Town of Kremmling.  The river acts like a typical tail water through Silverthorne and more like a free stone river below town.   As you drive from the Dillon Dam toward Green Mountain Reservoir, there are numerous turnouts and fishing access points along the road.  

    Seasonal Overview:

    The Blue River runs north from the dam at Dillon Reservoir near Silverthorne to the Confluence with the Colorado River near Kremmling.  Colorado Highway 9 follows the Blue for much of the 34 miles with many access points but most of the river is private.  The Gold Metal water section runs from the dam in Silverthorne to the Town of Kremmling.  The river acts like a typical tail water through Silverthorne and more like a free stone river below town. 

    As you drive from the Dillon Dam toward Green Mountain Reservoir, there are numerous turnouts and fishing access points along the road.  Below Green Mountain, the access is very limited. 

    Float Access: there is a boat launch below Green Mountain Reservoir and a takeout before Kremmling.

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