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Blue River

The Blue River is a tailwater stream in Silverthorne that is fed by Dillon Reservoir and continues until it meets the Colorado River at Kremmling. Below Dillon Reservoir, the fishing can be exceptional, it’s classified as Gold Medal water, and fish over 25 inches can be had. Mysis shrimp are prolific.


  • PMD Emerger #18

  • Quesmodo Pheasant Tail #20

  • Black biot midge #20

  • Black miracle midge #22

  • Parachute Adams #20

  • Black Sprout midge #20

Blue River Colorado

Report Date: August 3rd, 2017

If you’ve got some free time during the weekdays, spend sometime on the Blue. The weekends have the river pretty packed as usual this time of year. The clear water has the fish pretty tippet shy. Your standard 5x/6x is a necessity this time of year.

Smaller midges and mayflies have been the weapons of choice. Size 20 PMD emergers, Quasimodo Pheasant tails, and black midges have been producing good fish. Around mid day pods of fish seem to just decide to sip small mayflies and midges off the surface. Don’t be afraid to throw parachute Adams and sprout midges and hang on!

Blue River Access Points

Water Levels

River Levels

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