Current Colorado Fly Fishing Conditions

 

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Blue River

Blue River
The Blue below Dillon is running at 106 cfs as of 3-24-2015. With flows up after work on the Dam the fishing has been great with big fish being caught! 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 26.6 cfs as of 3-24-2015. This section fishes good in the winter as well as the section of water in front of the CMC campus in Breckenridge. 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 has iced up above Parshall. However below the Williams Fork confluence/tailwater the Colorado is running around 250 cfs as of 3-24-2015. The fishing has been great! Look for Rainbows on the move! Look for the fields to start melting and when that starts to happen a large midge hatch usually coincides with the melt off. Get there and check it out. It can be unreal. 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 46 cfs as of 3-24-2015. 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. Look for the blanket midge hatch that coincides with the field melt off. 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 953 cfs as of 3-24-2015. The river is free of ice from Pumphouse down. We have been floating the river and Rancho is running shuttles. This is a great time to fish this section of the Colorado. Try using: 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 51.1 cfs as of 3-24-2015. 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.

Look for ice off soon on the sections above Spinney. Then 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. 

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 394 cfs at Salida as of 3-24-2015. The river is fishing great! Blue Wing Olive hatches are happening now. This can be an amazing day! You should definitely get here. For dries try: Para Adams, Hackle Dun Baetis, CDC Baetis Duns and more. For nymphs try- Pheasant Tails, Golden Stones, 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