Current Colorado Fly Fishing Conditions

 

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Blue River

Blue River
The Blue below Dillon is running at 107 cfs as of 9-10-2014. The fishing has been great with big fish being caught! The Salmon are not in the river quite yet. We have been seeing Blue Wing Olive hatches, still some PMD's, Red Quill's and Caddis. On the tailwater- Try using: Mysis Shrimp, San Juan Worms, Flossy Worms, Cardinal Midges, Black Beauties, Black Beauty Emerger's, Miracles, Red Midge Larvae, Princess midges, Pheasant tail's and more. Also look for Caddis and PMD hatches.

The Blue north of Silverthorne is fishing good and the best fishing is down by Green Mountain Reservoir. Try Stimulator's, CDC Baetis Dun's, Para Adams, Pink Cahill's, Exteded Body PMD's, Pat's Rubber Leg's, Stonefly patterns, Bubble back PMD's, Bubble Back BWO's, San Juan Worms and more. We are still seeing some Caddis and PMD hatches and Blue Wing Olive will slowly start to take over as the main hatch.

The Blue above Dillon is running at 87.5 cfs as of 9-10-2014. With a little rain in the last couple of days we have seen a little jump in size, but the river is still running clear. We are still seeing some Caddis, Stoneflies and PMD's hatching. Blue Wing Olives and midges will start to take over with the cooler Fall temperatures. Some of my favorite patterns are- Small Stimulator's, Para Adams, CDC Baetis Duns, Pink Cahill's, Crystal pheasant Tails, Bubble back PMD's, 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 above the Williams Fork confluence is running at 1310 cfs as of 9-10-2014. The fishing has been great with Fall approaching and the water cooling. There are still many bugs hatching. Everything from Stoneflies, Caddis, PMD's and Red Quills. Soon the main hatch will be Blue Wings. 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. NOW IS THE TIME TO FISH THE CO! Try using: Stimulator's, Para Adams, CDC Baetis Duns, CDC PMD's, Caddis Patterns, Crystal Pheasant Tails, Hydropsyche patterns, Soft Hackle Pt's, Nymphicator's, Bubble back PMD's, Bubble back BWO's, Streamers and more.

The Williams Fork is running at 150 cfs as of 9-10-2014. The Williams Fork fishes pretty darn good at this level. We have had some great days on the Billy Fork this summer. Good patterns to use are: Small Pheasant tails, Crystal Pt's, Soft Hackle Patterns, Bubble back BWO's and PMD's, 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 1310 cfs as of 9-10-2014. THIS IS WHEN TO FISH THE COLORADO!!! We have been floating and the fishing has been ridiculously good. There are still Caddis, PMD's, Stoneflie's, Red Quills and more hatching. Blue Wings will soon take over and if you haven't had a good dry fly fishing day. 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 Wuzzie's, Yellow and Red PMX's, Para Adams, Stimulator's, smaller Pat's Rubber Legs, Nyphicator's, Hydropysche's, El Diablo's, Rekoner's, Crystal Pt's, Bubble back PMD and BWO patters, 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 102 cfs as of 9-10-2014. The Browns are on the move for the spawn and soon the Salmon will be as well. The Trico hatch is still happening but soon Blue Wing Olive hatches will be the go to dry fly pattern. This is a great time of year to fish the Dream Stream. Good action and less people. Some good patterns to use- Trico's, CDC Baetis Dun's, Para Adams, small Stimulator's, small Pheasant Tails, Barr's Emerger's, Flashback Olive WD-40's, San Juan's, small Crystal BWO patters, Tungsten WD-40's, Sprout Midge patterns, Black Beauties, Miracle nymphs, Cardinal midges and more.

The upper stretches above Spinney is running at 67.6 cfs as of 9-10-2014. These sections have still been fishing good with higher than normal flows in the river. Great flies to use in the fall are - Panty Dropper Hopper, Streambank Hoppers, small Stimulato'rs, Para Adams, CDC PMD's, CDC Baetis Duns, Bubble back BWO and PMD patterns, Crystal Pheasant Tails, Tungsten Yellow Sallies 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 709 cfs at Salida as of 9-10-2014. With the recent rain the flows have spiked a bit. Look for the flows to normalize in the next day or two. Fall is one of my favorite times of year to fish the Arkansas. There are still Caddis, Stoneflie's and PMD's hatching, but like most of the rivers, Blue Wings will take over as the predominant hatch. Look for cloudy days and make sure you get on the river. The dry fly fishing and dropper fishing can be crazy good! Try Small Stimulator's, Para Adams, PMD's, and of course CDC Baetis Duns, Extended Body BWO's, Hackle Dun Baetis and more up top. Good nymphs to try- Pheasant Tails, Soft Hackle PT's, Crystal PT's, Bubble Back BWO and PMD patterns, tungsten WD-40's, Tungsten Miracles 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