Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 210
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Large insects are on the menu on the Blue below Green Mountain!

Current Conditions at Blue River Below Green Mountain:

Various Stonefly patterns-- 20 Inchers, Girdle Bugs, Golden Stoneflies-- ranging between size #14-16 are fooling these remote trout, but large green and tan colored Caddis Larva patterns are also working great here as well. Of course, with the prolific Midge hatches occurring right now black RSIIs and Top Secrets are both working great as well. We haven't quite yet seen much surface action but with the warmer weather ahead of us in the forecast it shouldn't be too long until we're breaking out the Parachute Adams! Sight fishing is pretty tough here so the ability to read water will carry you a long ways-- look for deep pockets, slower seams, and the tail outs of riffles for feeding fish.

The weather is warming up outside and it is beginning to look like spring again! The bugs are moving around, look for stoneflies crawling towards the banks.  Three fly nymph rigs are producing lots of nice fish. A guide favorite has been a stonefly to an egg, followed by a midge.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Cutbow
Weight: 2 lbs 6 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female
Cutbow Female Cutbow Female

Current Insect Hatches at Blue River Below Green Mountain

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 24

Time:

Recommended Flies for Blue River Below Green Mountain

Fly: 20, Incher
Color: Brown
Size: 14
Time: 
20, Incher 20, Incher
Fly: Caddis Pupa
Color: Dark Olive
Size: 14
Time: 
Caddis Pupa Caddis Pupa
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger

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: 43 °F Overcast Wind: 6 MPH NW
Current Condtions

Overcast

Temperature: 43 °F
Humidity: 61%
Wind: 6 mph NW
Pressure: 14.76 psi
Cloud Cover: 100%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Partly cloudy<br/> High: 47 °F  <br/>Low: 34 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph W
Partly cloudy
High: 47 °F
Low: 34 °F
Wind: 6 mph W
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Patchy sleet possible<br/> High: 52 °F  <br/>Low: 32 °F <br/> Wind: 7 mph W
Patchy sleet possible
High: 52 °F
Low: 32 °F
Wind: 7 mph W
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Light sleet<br/> High: 52 °F  <br/>Low: 31 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph WSW
Light sleet
High: 52 °F
Low: 31 °F
Wind: 5 mph WSW