Current Colorado Fly Fishing Conditions

 

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Blue River

Blue River
The Blue below Dillon is running at 110 cfs as of 12-11-2014. The fishing has been great with big fish being caught! Winter conditions have come to Colorado. On the tailwater- Try using: Mysis Shrimp, Pink San Juan Worms, Flossy Worms, Cardinal Midges, Black Beauties, Black Beauty Emergers, Miracles, Red Midge Larvae and more. Look for midge hatches and try Brook's Sprout midge patterns.

The Blue north of Silverthorne is starting to slow, but the next few weeks until it starts icing up can still produce good fishing. Try small Pheasant Tails, Baetis nymphs, Egg Patters and San Juan Worms. 

The Blue above Dillon is running at 24.1 cfs as of 12-11-2014. There are good amounts of Salmon up out of Dillon Reservoir as well as some big Browns. Some of my favorite patterns are- Egg Patterns, Tungsten WD-40's, Black Beauties, Zebra Midges, RS II's, Miracle Nymphs, Black Copper Johns, San Juan Worms 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 has iced up above Parshall. However below the Williams Fork confluence/tailwater the Colorado is running around 3002 cfs as of 12-11-2014. The fishing has been great! Winter conditions will start to prevail and you will want to start fishing below the Williams Fork confluence. You can have great nymphing action all day and look for midge hatches daily. Try using: Small Para Adams, Brook's Sprout midges, small Pheasant tails, Baetis nymphs, Egg patterns, WD-40's, RS-II's, Black Beauties, Cardinal midges, Miracle nymphs, San Juan Worms and more.

The Williams Fork is running at 98 cfs as of 12-11-2014. The Williams Fork fishes good all winter long and is a good little venture to experience above the Colorado. Good patterns to use are: Small Pheasant tails, Tungsten WD-40's, Red Midge Larvae, Miracle Nymphs, Candy Canes, Black Beauties, San Juan Worms, Zebra midges, Cardinal 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 566 cfs as of 12-11-2014. Word is that there is very little ice on the river and the fishing has been great. Pumphouse, Radium and more. Even after the Colorado ices up, it stays flowing in other areas and the fishing can be great. Try using: El Diablos, Tungsten Rubber Leg Yellow Sallie nymphs, Pearl Crystal Pt's, T Ready Baetis Patterns, Copper Johns, San Juan Worms, Egg Patterns, small Pheasant Tails, Baetis nymphs, Streamers and more. You also can still see some Blue Wing Olive hatches mid day. 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 51.1 cfs as of 12-11-2014. The Browns are on the move for the spawn as well as the Salmon. You may see some Blue Wing Olive hatches still, but be ready for nymph fishing. Try: 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 have iced up for the winter. Look for ice off in March or April! 

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 373 cfs at Salida as of 12-11-2014. Fall and Winter are my favorite times of year to fish the Arkansas. This fall and early winter have produced some great fishing. You may still see a few Blue Wings but midges are taking over as the predominant hatch. Winter produces some of the best nymphing of really about any river I have ever fished. For dries try: Brook's Sprout midges for nymphs try- Pheasant Tails, Tungsten WD-40's, Tungsten Miracles, Tungsten Black Beauties, RSII's, WD-40's, Egg Patterns 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