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Blue River, Colorado - Fishing Report: 08/20/18
Cooler weather is really helping the "catching". The water is still low but rain is in the
There are still plenty of good hatches taking place and terrestrials are also
working good. Fish the tailwater below Dillon down to Green Mountain Reservoir for
the best results. Below Green Mtn is also okay as well as the headwaters.
Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain through Thursday of this
coming week. High temperatures should range from 7
0 to 77 degrees and lows from
41 to 44.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 15.9 cfs
Height: 0.73 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 57
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data at Blue River
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Blue-winged Olives, size 20 and 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
Western Green Drakes, size 10/12, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Little Yellow Stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Tricos, size 20, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners.
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16
Sandwich Hoppers - Green/Brown, size 4 to 12
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin streamers are good flies to use for larger
Blue-winged olives are hatching.
Green Drakes are starting to hatch.
Pale Morning duns are hatching.
Spotted Sedge caddisflies are hatching.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Tricos are hatching.
Terrestrial imitations such as Japanese beetles, Carpenter ants and hoppers work.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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