Current Colorado Fly Fishing Conditions

 

Fishing report updates brought to you by the LOCAL fishing experts at Blue River Anglers. Click on the following links to view the current fishing conditions:
 
Blue River

Blue River
The Blue below Dillon is running at 735cfs as of 5-18-2015. Flows are up and this is when to fish the Blue!!! Mysis shrimp, black, red and cream midges all doing well. Also try 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 above Dillon is running at 105cfs as of 5-18-2015. Look for small black stonefly hatches along with midges. The little stonefly action can be great. Some of my favorite patterns are- Black Brook's Sprout Midge patterns, little black stonefly dries, Egg Patterns, Tungsten WD-40's, Black Beauties, Zebra Midges, RS II's, Miracle Nymphs, Black Copper Johns, San Juan Worms, Streamers 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 at 1170cfs as of 5-18-15. Water has been up and down. Look for Blue Wings and Caddis should be moving up from Glenwood. The Salmon flies are soon. Keep checking reports for a must fish experience. Try using: Para Adams, CDC Baetis Duns, Caddis, Pat's Rubber Legs, Pheasant tails, Baetis nymphs, Egg patterns, WD-40's, Copper Johns, Caddis Larvae, San Juan Worms and more. 

The Williams Fork is running 265cfs as of 5-18-2015. This can be a good time and flow to check out the Williams Fork. Blue Wings and Caddis could be hatching. Good patterns to use are: BWO's, Caddis, Small Pheasant tails, Caddis Larvae, Tungsten WD-40's, Red Midge Larvae, 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 2320cfs as of 5-18-2015. The flows have been up and down. It's running decent right now. Look for the Salmon fly hatch any day now! Try using: Salmon Flies, Fuzzy Wuzzies, Caddis, BWO dries, Pat's Rubber Legs, Pearl Crystal Pt's, T Terminator Stones, El Diablos, Copper Johns, San Juan Worms, Egg Patterns, Zebra Nymphs, Tungsten Miracles, Tungsten Black Beauties, small Pheasant Tails, Baetis nymphs, 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 54.7cfs as of 5-18-2015. Rainbows are up in the river and now is the time to check out the Dream Stream. 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.

Spinney Reservoir is Open! The fishing reports I have got are for great fishing on Spinney. Chironomids and more!

Look for the Rainbows and Cutts to run above the reservoir. If you hit if right, this can be lights out fishing for some large trout. Flows above Spinney are- 130cfs as of 5-18-2015

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 466cfs at Salida as of 5-18-2015. The river is fishing great! Blue Wing Olive hatches are happening now on the upper stretches. Caddis are in the Salida area. You should definitely get here! Try: Peterbaugh Caddis, Peacock Caddis, Black Caddis, Royal Wulffs, Hackle Dun Baetis, CDC Baetis Duns and more. For nymphs try- Pheasant Tails, Golden Stones, Copper Johns, Caddis Larvae, Drifting Dydropsyche, Crystal Pt'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