Current Colorado Fly Fishing Conditions



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Blue River

Blue River
The Blue below Dillon is running at 448 cfs as of 4-08-2014. Flows are great for Mysis action! We just had a 50 cfs bump and this usually means good fishing. Mysis have been working quite well as well as Black Beauties, Candy Canes, Flashback WD-40's, Miracle nymphs, Cardinal midges and egg patterns. Other small nymphs and midge patterns are also producing fish.

The Blue north of Silverthorne has opened up and there have been fish being caught. 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 and more.

The Blue above Dillon is running at 18.3 cfs as of 4-08-2014. This section of river fishes great all winter long. There is a good population of brown and rainbow trout and they are hungry to eat a fly. However the water is skinny and trout are wary. Some of my favorite patterns are- small Pheasant Tails, Black Beauties, Zebra Midges, Miracle Nymphs, small Black Copper Johns, Egg Patterns and more! Also look for a little black Stonefly hatch.

 

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 open and running at 148 cfs as of 4-08-2014. This is good news! The upper sections above the Williams Fork could still be a little cold and the fish a little sluggish but as the water temps warm look for good activity. The tailwater section below Williams Fork fished quite well right now.  Look for Rainbows staging for their spawn. There are good midge hatches most days mid day.   Dry fly patterns to use are Brook's Sprout midge patterns and look for Blue Wing Olive hatches..  Then subsurface I like small Pheasant Tails, Miracle Nymphs, Black Beauties, Flashback Olive WD-40's, Flashback WD-40's, Cardinal Midges, Blue Wing Olive emergers, Blue Wing Olive nymphs, Egg Patterns and more.  This is a great tail water section to fish all winter long! Look for an awesome midge hatch in March!

The Williams Fork is running at 148 cfs as of 4-08-2014. This should mean great fishing up in the Fork and in the Colorado below. Go check it out! Good patterns to use are: small Flashback Pheasant tails, Hare's Ears, Red Midge Larvae, Miracle Nymphs, Candy Canes, Black Beauties, Egg Patterns, 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 open and running free and fishing good! As of 4-08-2014 the Colorado is running at 1150 cfs. This is a great early season flow. This will get the fish and bugs active. Nymphing is usually my first choice of techniques, but streamer fishing also can be very productive this time of year. Some good patters to use: Pat's Rubber Legs, Rubber Leg Black Copper Johns, black Copper Johns, small Flashback Pheasant Tails, Crystal Pearl Pheasant tails, San Juan Worms, Egg Patterns, Cased Caddis, Caddis Larvae and more. Stop into the shop on your way to the Upper Colorado for a couple of 'hot' flies. Look for the Colorado to break free of the ice soon!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 84.3 cfs as of 4-08-2014. Spring has sprung in Park County. This means the Rainbows and Cutts are up out of Eleven Mile Reservoir. Good nymph patterns to try are- Small Hare's Ears, small Pheasant Tails, Barr's Emergers, Flashback Olive WD-40's, Egg Patterns, Black Beauties and Miracle nymphs. The Rainbows and Cutthroat spawn is here. Get there and find the pods of fish.

 

The upper stretches may still have some ice on them, but the section just above Spinney Reservoir should be freeing of the ice and this means Cutts and Rainbows will be moving up in to the river to spawn. Want to catch a hog? This is a great place to do it! Try: Pat's Rubber Legs, Stonefly patterns, Prince Nymphs, Pheasant Tails, Egg Patters, 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 660 cfs at Salida as of 4-08-2014.   The Salida area has been fishing great! Blue Wings are hatching and it is just a matter of a couple weeks before the Caddis are hatching. Good nymphs to try- Pheasant Tails, Golden Stone patterns, Prince Nymphs, Egg Patterns, Caddis larvae, Blue Wing Olive nymphs, Tungsten WD-40's, Flashback WD-40's, Tungsten Black Beauties, Tungsten Miracle Nymphs, Zebra Midges and more! Blue Wing Olive hatches are happening! Try Para Adams, CDC Baetis Duns, Hackle Dun Baetis, Extended Body BWO'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