Current Colorado Fly Fishing Conditions



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Blue River

Blue River
The Blue below Dillon is running at 534 cfs as of 6-24-2014. The fishing is great with big fish being caught! The water levels have been dropping and the flows are becoming quite friendly. Try using: Mysis Shrimp, Egg Patterns, San Juan Worms, Flossy Worms, Cardinal Midges, Black Beauties, Black Beauty Emergers, Miracles, Red Midge Larvae, Princess midges, Pheasant tails and more. Also look for Caddis and PMD hatches.

The Blue north of Silverthorne is fishing great! The best fishing has been on the lower sections by Green Mountain Reservoir. Try Egg Patterns, Pat's Rubber Legs, Stonefly patterns, Hare's Ears, Pheasant Tails, San Juan Worms, Caddis larvae and more. Look for Caddis and PMD hatches. The water is dropping and the fishing is heating up.

The Blue above Dillon is running at 290 cfs as of 6-24-2014. This section is running at a good level now and is starting to fish great. Look for Caddis, Stoneflies and PMD's hatching. Some of my favorite patterns are- Crystal pheasant Tails, Bubble back PMD's, Hare's Ears, Hyrdopsyche patterns, Soft Hackle PT's, WD-40's, Black Beauties, Zebra Midges, Miracle Nymphs, Black Copper Johns, Egg Patterns and Streamer patterns.

 

Stop into the shop for some of our favorite patterns, or call the shop for up to the minute info, and for more information or to book your trip on the Blue River give us a call toll free at (888) 453-9171.

Current weather

Current flow data:
at Hwy 9 outside Breckenridge
Below Green Mtn. Reservoir
below Dillon Reservoir

Upper CO Upper Colorado
The Colorado River above the Williams Fork confluence is running at 867 cfs as of 6-24-2014. The fishing has been great with Salmo flies hatching. We are also seeing Caddis, PMD's, Stoneflies and mores. NOW IS THE TIME TO FISH THE CO! Try using: Pat's Rubber Legs, Stonefly patterns, Crystal Pheasant Tails, Hydropsyche patterns, Soft Hackle Pt's, Nymphicators, Streamers and more.

The Williams Fork is running at 750 cfs as of 6-24-2014. This is pretty high and you should use caution when wading the Williams Fork. That being said the Williams Fork can fish good with higher flows. Good patterns to use are: Pheasant tails, Hydropsyche patterns, Crystal Pt's, Hare's Ears, Soft Hackel Patterns, WD-40's, Red Midge Larvae, Miracle Nymphs, Candy Canes, Black Beauties, San Juan Worms, Zebra midges and more. Stop into the shop on your way to the Upper Colorado for a couple of 'hot' flies. For more up to the day info or to book your trip on the Colorado River give Blue River Anglers a call toll free at (888) 453-9171.

Current weather

Current flow data:
CO River at Windy Gap
CO River near Parshall below Williams Fork Confluence
CO River at Kremmling
Williams Fork River below Williams Fork Reservoir

Lower CO Lower Colorado River
The Lower Colorado at Kremmling is running at 2860 cfs as of 6-24-2014. The fishing is Lights Out!!! Get there!!! We have been floating and the fishing has been ridiculously good.There are Caddis, PMD's, Stoneflies and more hatching. We have been having great luck on Fuzzy Wuzzies, Pat's Rubber Legs, Nyphicators, Hydropysches, Crystal Pt's, Soft Hack PT's and Copper John's. Stop into the shop on your way to the Upper Colorado for a couple of 'hot' flies. For more information or to book your trip on the Colorado River give Blue River Anglers a call toll free at (888) 453-9171.

Current weather

Current flow data:
CO River at Dotsero
CO River at Glenwood
CO River at Kremmling

South Platte South Platte River
The South Platte between Eleven Mile and Spinney or otherwise know as the Dream Stream is running 280 cfs as of 6-24-2014. This is high, but the fishing can be great if you catch it right. Look for Caddis Hatches, some mayflies and Stones. Then soon the Trico hatch. Some good patterns to use- Hare's Ears, Soft Hackle Pheasant Tails, Barr's Emergers, Flashback Olive WD-40's, San Juans, Hydropysches, Tricos, small mayfly nymphs and more.

 

The upper stretches above Spinney is running at 322 cfs as of 6-24-2014. This is high, but it has dropped quite a bit in the last two weeks. Fish with BIG flies. Try: Fuzzy Wuzzies, Para Madam X's, Stimulators, Pat's Rubber Legs, Stonefly patterns, Prince Nymphs, Pheasant Tails, Soft Hackle PT's, Hydropysches, Crystal Pt's, San Juans and more.

 

For more information or to book your trip in the South Platte area give Blue River Anglers a call toll free at (888) 453-9171.

Current weather

Current flow data:
above Spinney Reservoir
above Eleven Mile Reservoir

Arkansas Arkansas River
The Arkansas is running at 1980 cfs at Salida as of 6-24-2014.   Flows are up but the river is running a good color. Fish along the banks. Caddis, Stones and Mayflies are hatching. Dry dropper fishing is fun this time of year. Try Small Fuzzy Wuzzies, Caddis, Stimulators, Par Madam X's and more up top. Good nymphs to try- Pheasant Tails, Soft Hackle PT's, Crystal Pt's, Golden Stone patterns, Pat's Rubber legs, Prince Nymphs, Caddis larvae, Hydropsyches, and more! For more info or to book your trip on the Arkansas River give Blue River Anglers a call toll free at (888) 453-9171.

Current weather

Current flow data:
near Leadville
at Salida