Current Colorado Fly Fishing Conditions

 

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Blue River

Blue River
The Blue below Dillon is running at 104 cfs as of 10-7-2014. The fishing has been great with big fish being caught! Salmon have been seen in the lower sections down by Green Mountain Reservoir. On cloudy days we have been seeing Blue Wing Olive hatches, and still a few PMDs and Red Quill's. On the tailwater- Try using: Mysis Shrimp, Pink San Juan Worms, Flossy Worms, Cardinal Midges, Black Beauties, Black Beauty Emergers, Miracles, Red Midge Larvae, Princess midges and look for a few Blue Wings and midge hatches.

The Blue north of Silverthorne is fishing good and the best fishing is down by Green Mountain Reservoir. Blue Wing Olive hatches are the main hatch this time of year and cloudy days can be quite good. Try Para Adams and Blue Wings up top. For nymphs, try Bubble back PMDs, Bubble Back BWOs, small Pheasant Tails, Baetis nymphs, Egg Patters and San Juan Worms. 

The Blue above Dillon is running at 45.8 cfs as of 10-7-2014. Blue Wing Olives hatches are the predominant hatch with some midge hatches as well. Some of my favorite patterns are- Para Adams, CDC Baetis Duns, small Crystal pheasant Tails, Bubble back PMDs, Bubble back Blue Wing Olives, Tungsten WD-40's, Black Beauties, Zebra Midges, RS II's, Miracle Nymphs, Black Copper Johns and more. 

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 at Windy Gap is running 176 cfs as of 10-8-2014. The fishing has been great with Fall temperatures. Blue Wings have taken over as the main hatch, but there are still a few Caddis, PMDs and Red Quills being seen. Fall is really the best time of year to fish the Colorado and I would argue the Colorado is one of the states best fall fisheries. Poor weather is actually the best, so if you want to see the Colorado boil, head up to the CO on a rainy day. You may just have one of the best fishing days of your life. Get Here! Try using: Para Adams, CDC Baetis Duns, Hackle Dun Baetis, Para Madam X's, Crystal Pheasant Tails, Bubble back PMDs, Bubble back BWOs, small Pheasant tails, Baetis nymphs, Streamers and more.

The Williams Fork is running at 170 cfs as of 10-7-2014. The Williams Fork fishes pretty darn good at this level but I would probably be ready to nymph. You never know though, you may find some fishing rising to Blue Wings. Good patterns to use are: Small Pheasant tails, Crystal Pt's, Bubble back BWOs and PMDs, Tungsten 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 1190 cfs as of 10-7-2014. Can you say GREAT FISHINGWe have been floating and the fishing has been ridiculously good. There are still a few Caddis, PMDs, Stoneflies, Red Quills and more hatching. Cloudy days and storms bring out the Blue Wings. Look for a cloudy wet one and head to the CO for possibly one of your best dry fly fishing days ever. We have been having great luck on small Fuzzy Wuzzies, Yellow and Red PMX's, Para Adams, Stimulators, El Diablos, Rekoners, Tungsten Rubber Leg Yellow Sallie nymphs, Pearl Crystal Pt's, Bubble back PMD and BWO patterns, T Ready Baetis Patterns, Streamers and more. 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 80 cfs as of 10-7-2014. The Browns are on the move for the spawn and a few Salmon have been seen. Blue Wing Olive hatches are the main hatch now and on stormy days there can be good dry fly action. Nymphing is probably the best way to hunt for "Lunkers" though. Some patterns to use: CDC Baetis Dun's, Para Adams, Hackle Dun Baetis, small Pheasant Tails, Red Copper Johns, Barr's Emerger's, Flashback Olive WD-40's, San Juan's, Baetis Nymph patterns, Tungsten WD-40's, Sprout Midge patterns, Black Beauties, Miracle nymphs, Cardinal midges and more.

The upper stretches above Spinney is running at 44.1 cfs as of 10-7-2014. These sections can fish good in the fall. Be aware of spawning browns and Please stay clear of their beds! This is a good time of year to look for nice behind the spawning areas. I like to still use "Hopper Dropper" set ups, but with 3 flies. One big attractor up top, then three feet to a decent sized bead head and then twelve inches behind that a egg patters. This can be a great action! You also may see some BWO hatches. Great flies to use in the fall are - Panty Dropper Hopper, Streambank Hoppers, small Stimulators, Para Adams, CDC Baetis Duns, Bubble back BWO and PMD patterns, Crystal Pheasant Tails, Tungsten Yellow Sallies, Egg Patterns 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 331 cfs at Salida as of 10-7-2014. Fall is one of my favorite times of year to fish the Arkansas. Blue Wings have taken over as the main hatch and this time of year produces some of the best fishing on the Arkansas. Look for cloudy days and make sure you get on the river. The dry fly fishing and dropper fishing can be crazy good! Try Para Adams, CDC Baetis Duns, Extended Body BWOs, and Hackle Dun Baetis. Good nymphs to try- Pheasant Tails, Crystal PTs, Bubble Back BWO and PMD patterns, Tungsten WD-40's, Tungsten Miracles, Tungsten Black Beauties, RSII's, WD-40's 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