Blue River Below Green Mountain

Fishing Report

UPDATED: 4/10/24

Flow: 263 CFSRiver Graph

The Lower Blue below Green Mountain Reservoir is a great stretch of public water. It is technically a "tailwater" flowing out of GMR, but it fishes more like a freestone river on some days. There is healthy and diverse population of aquatic bug life, this keeps the Gold Medal trout population well fed. The Lower Blue is fishable both by foot and river craft at certain river flows. Call the shop for the most current conditions.
*The Lower Blue is not legally permitted for any type of commercial guiding, and no shuttle services are offered for this piece of water.*


Current Conditions:

RIVER FLOW (Cubic Feet Per Second

263 cfs

WATER TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)

30’s - 40’s

WATER CLARITY:

3+ Feet of Clarity

CURRENT FOOD SOURCES:

Midges | Baetis | PMDs | Stoneflies | Caddis | Green Drakes



Flies to Try

Guides Choice Dozen $24.99

NYMPHS:

  TDJ Golden Stone  size 14 -18 | Pat’s Rubber Legs Olive and Brown size 10-12 | K’s Latex Caddis size 16-18 | Darth Baetis grey size 18-22 | Split Case BWO 16-18 | Tungsten Juju Baetis size 18-22 | Grey Dun RS2 size 18-22 | UV Midge black size 18-22 | Pegged Eggs

DRIES:

   | Parachute Adams size 12-22 |   Peacock Caddis 18 | Parachute Extended Body BWO size 18-22 | Matthew's Sparkle Dun BWO  size 16-22 | I-Wan-E Dun BWO size 18-20 | CDC Morgan's Midge 18-22 | Umpqua Adult Midge Dark size 18-24 | Solitude midge Olive size 20-22 |

STREAMERS:

Baby Gonga tan, rainbow, and black | Big Gulp Sculpin black size 4 | Mini Loop Sculpin natural | Slump Buster black or natural size 4-6 | Pop's Bugger pearl/grizzly size 8 | Ishiwata's Articulated Snitch olive size 6 | Crystal Bugger white size 12 | Leeches in wine or black


Guide Tip of the Week:

Flows below Green Mountain are great for a day of winter wade fishing. Streamers are a great way to fish the canyon this time of year. Black and yellow streamers have been the most productive colors as of late. On a sunny day use something with a lot of flash. In terms of bug life, stoneflies, midges and baetis are going to be the primary food sources this time of year. Eggs and very small natural midge patters have brought plenty fish to the net recently. Having some weight on that nymph rig is probably a good idea right now. Some heavier perdigon/jig style flies have also been very productive for us. You may run into small midge hatches during the warmest parts of the day. Don't forget your dry fly box!

 


RIVER ACCESS

Also check out the Town of Silverthorne's Blue River Fishing Access Map


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