Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Very Crowded
Very Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 81
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Look for spring flows to raise to 150-250 cfs before fishing here really heats up.

Current Conditions at Blue River Below Dillon:

After a long winter of low, clear flows these trout are quite weary of any type of presentation--good or bad. As soon as water is released from Dillon Reservoir, and flows bump to the 250 cfs range, look for these beauties to spread out and get more comfortable and feed on larger offerings than size 22 patterns. As it is now, its still 6x tippet with small midge patterns and small strike indicators. Fish are holding very close to the bank so before you step into the river watch and observe, as you can definitely find a 7 pound trout six inches away from the bank!

The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 4 lbs 8 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 9 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Blue River Below Dillon

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Snow Midge

Color: Brown Olive

Size:

Time:

Recommended Flies for Blue River Below Dillon

Fly: Disco Midge
Color: Red
Size: 22
Time: 
Disco Midge Disco Midge
Fly: Egg
Color: Peach
Size: 18
Time: 
Egg Egg
Fly: Garcia's Rojo Midge
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Garcia's Rojo Midge Garcia's Rojo Midge

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Caddisflies

Insects: Little Sister Sedge
Color: Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Afternoon & Evening
Size: 14-16
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 
Insects: Spotted Sedge
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: May 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
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: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
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 

Terrestrials

Insects: Beetle
Color: Brownish to Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 10-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Black Ant
Color: Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-24
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Grasshopper
Color: Green to Brownish Tan
Dates: May 15 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 2-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Red Ant
Color: Red to Orangish
Dates: May 1 – Oct 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Weather for Blue River Below Dillon

Current: 45 °F Clear Wind: 14 MPH WSW
Current Condtions

Clear

Temperature: 45 °F
Humidity: 39%
Wind: 14 mph WSW
Pressure: 14.84 psi
Cloud Cover: 50%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 54 °F  <br/>Low: 36 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph WNW
Sunny
High: 54 °F
Low: 36 °F
Wind: 5 mph WNW
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 59 °F  <br/>Low: 38 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph WSW
Sunny
High: 59 °F
Low: 38 °F
Wind: 5 mph WSW
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 58 °F  <br/>Low: 38 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SSW
Sunny
High: 58 °F
Low: 38 °F
Wind: 5 mph SSW