Report: CASE 3 Blue River Below DillonFishing Report:03-17-2012| Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group

 

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012

Colorado Stream Update: "Egg, Mysis, Midge!"

Current Conditions at Blue River Below Dillon:

My buddy hitting a fat 6 pound Rainbow!

Great day out on the river with a old friend.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.



Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 83
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male
Weight: 6 lbs 0 oz
Length: 19 inches
Girth: 0 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Blue River Below Dillon

Insect Type: Midge Micro Black Midge Larva Illustration Micro Black Midge Emerger Illustration Micro Black Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Micro Black Midge
Color: Black
Size: 26/micro
Time: All Day
Insect Type: Midge Black Midge Larva Illustration Black Midge Emerger Illustration Black Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Black Midge
Color: Blackish
Size: 24
Time: All Day

Recommended Flies for Blue River Below Dillon

Fly: Egg Egg
Color: Orangish
Size: 18
Time: AM
Fly: Mysis spacer
Color: White
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Fly: U.V. Midges spacer
Color: Blackish Purple
Size: 22
Time: AM

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
© The Flyfisher Group

Caddisflies

Little Sister Sedge Green to Greenish Brown May 15 -
Aug 30
Afternoon & Evening 14-16 NA
Little Sister Sedge Larva illustration Little Sister Sedge Emerger illustration Little Sister Sedge Adult illustration
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Dark Brown to Yellow Mar 1 -
Aug 30
Sporadic 14-16 NA
Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Larva illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Emerger illustration Little Tan Short Horn Sedge Adult illustration
Spotted Sedge Brownish Yellow May 15 -
Sep 30
Sporadic 10-12 NA
Spotted Sedge Larva illustration Spotted Sedge Emerger illustration Spotted Sedge Adult illustration

Mayflies

Blue Winged Olive Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive Mar 1 -
Nov 15
Clouds & warmest part of day 16-18 Evening
Blue Winged Olive Nymph illustration Blue Winged Olive Emerger illustration Blue Winged Olive Adult illustration
Western Black Quill Purplish Black to Grayish Brown Apr 1 -
Jun 30
Mid Morning 14-12 Evening
Western Black Quill Nymph illustration Western Black Quill Emerger illustration Western Black Quill Adult illustration

Midges

Black Midge Blackish to Black Apr 1 -
Nov 15
All Day 18-20 2-3 Hours
Black Midge Larva illustration Black Midge Emerger illustration Black Midge Adult illustration
Chocolate Brown Midge Brown to Chocolate Feb 15 -
Dec 15
All Day 20-22 2-3 Hours
Chocolate Brown Midge Larva illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Emerger illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Adult illustration
Micro Black Midge Blackish to Black Mar 1 -
Nov 15
Morning 22-26 2-3 Hours
Micro Black Midge Larva illustration Micro Black Midge Emerger illustration Micro Black Midge Adult illustration
Snow Midge Gray to Charcoal Jan 1 -
Dec 31
Warmest part of day 24-28 2-3 Hours
Snow Midge Larva illustration Snow Midge Emerger illustration Snow Midge Adult illustration

Stoneflies

Salmon Fly Black to Reddish Brown May 15 -
Jul 15
50-60° Water Late Morning on 4-8 NA
Salmon Fly Nymph illustration Salmon Fly Adult illustration
Small Western Brownish May 15 -
Jul 15
46-56° Water Temps 14-18 NA
Small Western Nymph illustration Small Western Adult illustration
Winter Black Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown Apr 1 -
Aug 15
Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds 18-22 NA
Winter Black Nymph illustration Winter Black Adult illustration

Terrestrials

Beetle Brownish to Black May 1 -
Nov 30
All Day 10-18 NA
Beetle  illustration
Black Ant Black May 1 -
Nov 15
All Day 20-24 NA
Black Ant  illustration
Grasshopper Green to Brownish Tan May 15 -
Nov 15
All Day 2-14 NA
Grasshopper  illustration Grasshopper  illustration
Red Ant Red to Orangish May 1 -
Oct 15
All Day 18-22 NA
Red Ant  illustration


Weather for Blue River Below Dillon

Current: 34 °F    Light snow    Wind: 12 MPH S
Current Condtions

Light snow
Temperature: 34 °F
Humidity: 86%
Wind: 12 mph S
Pressure: 14.85 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Saturday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 51 °F
Low: 30 °F
Wind: 8 mph S
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecastModerate or heavy snow in area with thunder
High: 47 °F
Low: 31 °F
Wind: 7 mph W
Monday's Forecast
weather forecastPatchy light rain in area with thunder
High: 53 °F
Low: 31 °F
Wind: 7 mph WNW

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