Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 105
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Winter conditions has arrived

Current Conditions at Blue River Below Dillon:

The Blue through Silverton has been tough on anglers this year. As we move through winter, fishing continues to be finicky. A good nymph-rig fished through deep holding water is your best bet to find an eat. Patterns like leeches, worms, and soft hackle flies are great point offerings. Trail a more selective pattern such as a Mysis or bling midge. Some fish have been picked up on rainbow warriors, RS2s and two-bits as well.

It is getting closer to winter and the fish are turning on to the midges again. Try fishing a Money Midge (size 18-22) for best results. The crowds on the local tail waters are beginning to die down as the weather gets cooler. The water is low and clear and the sight fishing is very good, make sure you have a quality pair of polarized glasses.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 9 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Blue River Below Dillon

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Blue River Below Dillon

Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Disco Midge
Color: Red
Size: 22
Time: 
Disco Midge Disco Midge
Fly: Mysis Shrimp
Color: Cream
Size: 20
Time: 
Mysis Shrimp Mysis Shrimp

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late November

Mayflies

Insects: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)
Color: Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 22-26
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: 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 

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: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Scattered Clouds
Temperature:  23 F
Temp Max:  37 F
Temp Min:  15 F
Humidity: 85%
Wind: 11 N mph
Pressure: 1015
Snow Thursday 8:00PM — 20 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 10 SSE mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.56 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 11:00PM — 18 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 1 E mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 0.94 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 2:00AM — 20 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 10 NW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 1.56 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 5:00AM — 20 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 14 NW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 1.69 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 8:00AM — 19 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 19 .
Wind: 15 NW mph; Humidity: 94%;  Snow: 0.69 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 11:00AM — 24 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 18 NW mph; Humidity: 84%;  Snow: 0.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 2:00PM — 24 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 21 NW mph; Humidity: 85%;  Snow: 0.44 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 5:00PM — 16 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 17 NW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 8:00PM — 13 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 17 NW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 11:00PM — 10 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 13 NW mph; Humidity: 98%;  Snow: 0.12 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Saturday 2:00AM —
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 7 and 7 .
Wind: 14 NW mph; Humidity: 98%; 
Clouds Saturday 5:00AM —
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 5 and 5 .
Wind: 12 NW mph; Humidity: 98%; 
Clouds Saturday 8:00AM — 10 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 8 NW mph; Humidity: 83%; 
Clouds Saturday 11:00AM — 28 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 12 NW mph; Humidity: 60%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00PM — 30 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 14 NW mph; Humidity: 64%; 
Clear Saturday 5:00PM — 17 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 17 and 17 .
Wind: 11 NW mph; Humidity: 83%; 
Clear Saturday 8:00PM — 12 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 9 WNW mph; Humidity: 75%; 
Clear Saturday 11:00PM — 11 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 11 and 11 .
Wind: 10 WNW mph; Humidity: 66%; 
Clouds Sunday 2:00AM — 10 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 9 W mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clear Sunday 5:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 8 and 8 .
Wind: 11 WNW mph; Humidity: 66%;