Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Overcrowded
Overcrowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 56-59 Temp: 52-55
Sky: Clear Flow: 100
Wind: Gusting Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Crowded!

Current Conditions at Blue River Below Dillon:

The Blue in Silverthorne is fishing and has nice flows right now. However, we are seeing large crowds so use you best judgement when it comes to overcrowding. Small flies and tippet are the name of the game. Mysis, Beatis, and midges will be your go-to flies. Keep those flies smaller than a size 18 for best results.

The weather is warming up outside and it is beginning to look like spring again! Blue Winged Olive mayflies and an assortment of other small brown and olive mayflies are everywhere! Midges! Everywhere you look on the stream you will find midge clusters. The weather has been warm and the water is beginning to rise.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 56-59 degree weather. The water temperature was between 52-55 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 5 oz
Length: 18 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Blue River Below Dillon

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

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Recommended Flies for Blue River Below Dillon

Fly: Mysis Shrimp
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Mysis Shrimp Mysis Shrimp
Fly: Rojo Midge
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Rojo Midge Rojo Midge
Fly: Tungsten Zebra Midge
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Tungsten Zebra Midge Tungsten Zebra 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 


Current Conditions

Snow
Currently: Light Snow
Temperature:  16 F
Temp Max:  24 F
Temp Min:  9 F
Humidity: 71%
Wind: 44 WNW mph
Pressure: 1011
Snow Monday 5:00PM — 10 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 4 and 10 .
Wind: 44 WNW mph; Humidity: 90%;  Snow: 0.56 for next 3 hours.
Snow Monday 8:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between -3 and 1 .
Wind: 14 NW mph; Humidity: 99%;  Snow: 0.5 for next 3 hours.
Snow Monday 11:00PM — -2 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between -5 and -2 .
Wind: 14 WNW mph; Humidity: 99%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 2:00AM — -7 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between -8 and -7 .
Wind: 12 WNW mph; Humidity: 99%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00AM — -4 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between -4 and -4 .
Wind: 16 NW mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 0.63 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 8:00AM — -4 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between -4 and -4 .
Wind: 23 NW mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 11:00AM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 1 and 1 .
Wind: 29 NNW mph; Humidity: 83%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 2:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 4 and 4 .
Wind: 24 NNW mph; Humidity: 81%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 1 and 1 .
Wind: 16 NW mph; Humidity: 86%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — -10 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between -10 and -10 .
Wind: 11 NW mph; Humidity: 99%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — -13 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between -13 and -13 .
Wind: 12 WNW mph; Humidity: 99%; 
Clouds Wednesday 2:00AM — -15 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between -15 and -15 .
Wind: 14 NW mph; Humidity: 95%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00AM — -14 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between -14 and -14 .
Wind: 15 WNW mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00AM — -4 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -4 and -4 .
Wind: 15 NW mph; Humidity: 76%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM — 15 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 19 NW mph; Humidity: 65%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00PM — 21 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 23 WNW mph; Humidity: 68%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 16 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 19 NW mph; Humidity: 82%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00PM —
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 4 and 4 .
Wind: 16 WNW mph; Humidity: 97%; 
Snow Wednesday 11:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 3 and 3 .
Wind: 14 WNW mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 0.13 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Thursday 2:00AM —
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 3 and 3 .
Wind: 16 WNW mph; Humidity: 97%;