Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 32-35 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 100
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Get those flies low and slow

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.

Winter fishing conditions are in effect  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 32-35 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 18 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: Disco Midge
Color: Red
Size: 22
Time: 
Disco Midge Disco Midge
Fly: Wd 40
Color: Olive
Size: 24
Time: 
Wd 40 Wd 40
Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January

Midges

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 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Scattered Clouds
Temperature:  28 F
Temp Max:  34 F
Temp Min:  18 F
Humidity: 68%
Wind: 11 E mph
Pressure: 1029
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 23 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 18 and 23 .
Wind: 8 S mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — 22 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 19 and 22 .
Wind: 6 S mph; Humidity: 62%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM — 21 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 19 and 21 .
Wind: 7 WSW mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Snow Tuesday 5:00AM — 20 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 20 .
Wind: 4 SW mph; Humidity: 89%;  Snow: 0.13 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM — 18 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 5 SW mph; Humidity: 90%; 
Snow Tuesday 11:00AM — 28 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 5 WNW mph; Humidity: 87%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 2:00PM — 28 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 13 NW mph; Humidity: 84%;  Snow: 0.63 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00PM — 19 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 19 .
Wind: 9 NW mph; Humidity: 94%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 8:00PM — 16 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 7 WNW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 11:00PM — 13 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 7 WNW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 2:00AM — 13 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 10 WNW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 5:00AM — 11 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 11 and 11 .
Wind: 9 WNW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.19 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 8:00AM — 12 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 8 WNW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.38 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 11:00AM — 20 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 20 .
Wind: 21 NW mph; Humidity: 74%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 2:00PM — 22 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 30 WNW mph; Humidity: 71%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 5:00PM — 13 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 16 WNW mph; Humidity: 92%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 8:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 7 and 7 .
Wind: 20 NNW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.31 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 11:00PM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 3 and 3 .
Wind: 13 NW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 2:00AM —
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 2 and 2 .
Wind: 15 NW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.25 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Thursday 5:00AM —
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 1 and 1 .
Wind: 16 WNW mph; Humidity: 97%;