Blue River Below Green Mountain

Fishing Report

UPDATED: 5/11/24

Flow: 258 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

258 cfs


40's - 50's 


3+ Feet of Clarity


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

Flies to Try

Guides Choice Dozen $24.99


  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


   | 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 |


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 spring wade fishing. Flows are noty suitbale for floating just yet. We like to see 400 cfs of more. In terms of bug life, stoneflies, 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 as well. 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 will most likely run into some rising fish looking for BWO or midge dries. Dont forget you dry box! 



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


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