Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: No one Around
No one Around

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 24-27 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 240
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: It's cold up here in the high country but the Blue below Green Mountain is still a great winter fly fishing option.

Current Conditions at Blue River Below Green Mountain:

The brief hike down the canyon from the parking lot to the river can be a little treacherous so use extreme caution, and go with a friend if possible, but the fishing can make it all worth while. It's not an easy river to fish right now-- sight fishing is very limited, the trout are feeding selectively, and the weather is darn cold even on a warmer day here-- but the reward of hooking into a high country beauty makes it all worth it. Trout are holding in slow runs and behind large boulders so a high stick presentation is your best bet at hooking into them right now. The main food source continues to be midge larva and pupa-- black Tungsten Zebra Midge and Dorsey's Top Secret pupa are both working great imitating each life cycle-- but Stoneflies and San Juan Worms can both fool a few of these wise trout as well.

No need to be on the water early, wait for the sun to come up in order to warm up the water temperature. Fishing has been best from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and fly fishing trips have been catching lots of trout. Use a long 9’ or 10’ rod to get the most control out of your nymph rig.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 24-27 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 13 oz
Length: 19 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Blue River Below Green Mountain

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Blue River Below Green Mountain

Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brownish
Size: 22
Time: 
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Fly: Hotwire Prince
Color: Brown
Size: 14
Time: 
Hotwire Prince Hotwire Prince
Fly: San Juan Worm
Color: Dark Brownish Red
Size: 16
Time: 
San Juan Worm San Juan Worm

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late March

Caddisflies

Insects: American Grannom
Color: Bright Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: Early Morning & Afternoon
Size: 10-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Tan Short Horn Sedge
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow
Dates: Mar 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Mayflies

Insects: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Midges

Insects: Chocolate Brown Midge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Feb 15 – Dec 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Snow Midge
Color: Gray to Charcoal
Dates: Jan 1 – Dec 31
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 24-28
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Stoneflies

Insects: Micro Black
Color: Dark Brown to Black
Dates: Jan 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Skwala Stone
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage.
Size: 6-12
Spinner Fall:
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Weather for Blue River Below Green Mountain

Current: 45 °F Partly cloudy Wind: 7 MPH NNW
Current Condtions

Partly cloudy

Temperature: 45 °F
Humidity: 53%
Wind: 7 mph NNW
Pressure: 14.74 psi
Cloud Cover: 75%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Patchy light snow<br/> High: 42 °F  <br/>Low: 19 °F <br/> Wind: 3 mph WNW
Patchy light snow
High: 42 °F
Low: 19 °F
Wind: 3 mph WNW
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 48 °F  <br/>Low: 24 °F <br/> Wind: 3 mph S
Sunny
High: 48 °F
Low: 24 °F
Wind: 3 mph S
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Moderate or heavy snow with thunder<br/> High: 44 °F  <br/>Low: 24 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph WSW
Moderate or heavy snow with thunder
High: 44 °F
Low: 24 °F
Wind: 5 mph WSW