Blue River North of Town

Fishing Report

UPDATED: 6/26/2024

Flow: Around 700 cfsRiver Graph

The Blue River North of Silverthorne town limits contains some beautiful public water and breathtaking views. Unfortunately, it does not boast the highest trout population in some of its public sections. This does not mean there are no fish to be caught, but you may have to be patient and work a little harder to hook up. However, you do always have the shot at hooking the fish of a lifetime, a large trout that usually reside in private sections of the Blue sometimes venture into public waters. Happy hunting.


Current Conditions:

RIVER FLOW (Cubic Feet Per Second

Around 700 cfs flowing into Green Mountain

WATER TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)

30’s - 40’s 

WATER CLARITY:

2-4 feet depending on runoff/weather conditions.

CURRENT FOOD SOURCES:

| Golden stoneflies | Midges | Baetis | smaller fish, leeches, etc. | 



Flies to Try

Guides Choice Dozen $24.99

Nymphs:

  TDJ Golden Stone size 12-16 | Tungsten Flashback CDC Hare's Ear size 14-18 | Tungsten CDC Flashback Pheasant Tail size 14-20 | Barr's Graphic Caddis tan size 18 | UV Midge black or brown size 18-24 | olive or grey Sparkle Wing RS2 in size 18-22  |  Disco Midge pearl or red size 18-22 | Zebra Midge black or olive 18-22 | Thin Mint 6-8 |

Dries:

Elk Hair Caddis olive size 12-16 | Peacock caddis size 18 | Parachute Adams size 12-24 | parachute extended body BWO size 18-22 | Solitude Midge black size 20-24 | Brook Sprouts Midge size 18-24 grey, cream, and black

Streamers:

 Sculpzilla in black, olive, or natural size 4-8 | Near Nuff Sculpin olive and tan size 4-6  | Slump Busters  black or white | Pop’s Bugger pearl/grizzly, or black/olive size 8 | Bead Head Mini Leech olive/black size 08 | Crystal Bugger white size 12 |


Guide Tip of the Week:

Fishing closer to Green Mountain is great this time of year (depending on clarity). As of this morning, clarity was great. Things will most likely be day-by-day till runoff clears.We have been catching lots of Cutbows and browns at the inlet with streamers and nymph rigs. We love to fish brown or olive Pats rubber legs, natural colored eggs, Eagan’s Frenchie & quill jigs down there this time of year. As water comes up, streamers will become an increasingly better option. Any big white articulated streamer should do the trick. 

RIVER ACCESS

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


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