Current Colorado Fly Fishing Conditions

 

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Blue River

Blue River
The Blue below Dillon is running at 110 cfs as of 11-15-2014. 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 39.3 cfs as of 11-15-2014. 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 running 130 cfs as of 11-15-2014. 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 119 cfs as of 11-15-2014. 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 632 cfs as of 11-15-2014. We have quite a few weeks before the Colorado starts icing up. 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 59.8 cfs as of 11-15-2014. 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 is running at 25 cfs as of 11-15-2014. These sections should stay free flowing for a couple of more weeks. The fish will start to move back to Spinney or to the deeper holes to prepare for winter. So fish can be scarce this time of year. If you do fish this area try,"Hopper Dropper" set ups, with 3 flies. One big attractor up top, then three feet to a decent sized bead head and then twelve inches behind that a egg patters. This can be a great action! Great flies to use in the fall are - Panty Dropper Hopper, Streambank Hoppers, small Stimulators, Para Adams, CDC Baetis Duns, Bubble back BWO and PMD patterns, Crystal Pheasant Tails, Tungsten Yellow Sallies, Egg Patterns, Streamers 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 338 cfs at Salida as of 11-15-2014. Fall and Winter are my favorite times of year to fish the Arkansas. Blue Wings have taken over as the main hatch and this time of year produces some of the best fishing on the Arkansas. Look for cloudy days and make sure you get on the river. The dry fly fishing and dropper fishing can be crazy good! Try Para Adams, CDC Baetis Duns, Extended Body BWOs, and Hackle Dun Baetis. Good nymphs to 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