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Dillon Reservoir Fishing Report

Blue River Below Dillon Reservoir

Flow: 98 cfs.
Conditions: Temperatures over the past week have been slightly above average, offering some fairly comfortable conditions for anglers a little ahead of schedule for Spring. That being said its a good time to get out on the water. The Blue River here in the town of Silverthorne is a great place to get started. Tailwater conditions remain, as the bottom release is here to stay until Denver Water decides that there is enough snow-pack to warrant a purge of the stored water in the reservoir. Look for the feeding to be mostly subsurface, on the typical tailwater patterns for Midges and Baetis. As well, because we are continuing to see a bottom feed there are Mysis entering the river from the lake. Although, the bug fishing has been more consistent than the shrimpin’, once they make the decision to get ready for spring by releasing more water, we will begin to see a tremendous amount of Mysis pour into the river from the lake. Black, Red and shades of Brown have been solid along with some flashier colors producing at times. As flows remain at these winter levels, tippet size needs to stay light. 5 and 6x seem to be getting the job done, either mono or fluoro. Even though flows are still low, don’t overlook the need for weight at this time of year. Still one of the greatest factors separating nymph fishermen from successful nymph fishermen is misreading the amount of weight for the situation. Try at least a BB size split shot to help you get down. There may now be the opportunity to throw dries here in town, if you are committed to that sort of thing. However, it will be very sporadic and not likely to be wide spread. If you happen upon rising fish, emergent Midge imitations in Black, Grey and Chocolate have worked for us. Traffic on the river has been day-to-day, with some days virtually deserted while others standing room only. Hard to say why but, it seems as with the milder temperatures there is more open water elsewhere, thus providing more options. Going forward into the spring the air temps will be rising and so will traffic.

Town Flies: Flossy Worm, Red Neck Midge, Glassy Brassie, Mirage Zebra Midge, Desert Storm, Rainbow Warrior, Black Beauty, Brassie, UV Emerger, Biot Midge, Lil Spanker, Tungsten Psycho May-Black, Kingery’s Cap’n Hook, Rojo Midge, Tube Midge – Black or Red, RS-2 – Black or Dun, WD40 – Black or Chocolate, Two Bit Hooker, Zebra Midge, Otter Soft Milking Egg, Bead Eggs, And work in a streamer every once in a while, as well. Often over looked but, randomly deadly.

Blue River Below Green Mountain

Flow: 231 +/- cfs.
Conditions: Flows continue to run at their Winter levels, which will be the low flow for the season. This has effectively shut down the float season for the Blue, but at the same time returned the canyon to a viable wade fishing destination once again. Crossing the river is now possible for most waders, more than doubling the amount of access downstream. Look for nymphing to be the most consistent approach throughout the day as the cold and dark character of the canyon will limit all but sporadic hatches of Midges. Although Baetis and Midge larva and pupa imitations will be the most productive patterns to throw, there can also be some decent action at times on a multitude of flies due to the diverse food supply here. Typically, we would rig up with either a Midge or Baetis as the trailing fly and in front of that run anything from a Stonefly, to a Baetis...
Source: thecoloradoangler.com
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