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.

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 April

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 
Insects: Western Black Quill
Color: Purplish Black to Grayish Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Jun 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Midges

Insects: Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Apr 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
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 
Insects: Winter Black
Color: Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Weather for Blue River Below Green Mountain

Current: 50 °F Partly cloudy Wind: 17 MPH WSW
Current Condtions

Partly cloudy

Temperature: 50 °F
Humidity: 50%
Wind: 17 mph WSW
Pressure: 14.56 psi
Cloud Cover: 50%
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Patchy snow possible<br/> High: 58 °F  <br/>Low: 36 °F <br/> Wind: 11 mph WSW
Patchy snow possible
High: 58 °F
Low: 36 °F
Wind: 11 mph WSW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Moderate or heavy snow showers<br/> High: 49 °F  <br/>Low: 31 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph WNW
Moderate or heavy snow showers
High: 49 °F
Low: 31 °F
Wind: 6 mph WNW
Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Partly cloudy<br/> High: 50 °F  <br/>Low: 31 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph W
Partly cloudy
High: 50 °F
Low: 31 °F
Wind: 6 mph W