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 March

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 

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: 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 


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%;