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Blue River - Silverthorne


With stable and healthy flows, Blue River trout are happy and anglers should be as well. Water clarity is good so do your best to sight fish. Keep in mind, however, that high visibility goes both ways and that trout will be more skittish and selective. Cold temps will limit movement about the water with trout spending most of their time in the pronounced pools, runs and pockets so as to conserve energy. As such, it will be especially important to fish the warmest hours of the day when trout are feeding more heavily. This is not to say that you won't see results in the early hours, but rather, productivity will be lower and you’ll need to work harder for it. At this point, nymphing will produce the best results, but you’ll want to keep an eye out for hatch activity and surface feeding, especially on Friday (1/28) and Monday (1/30). As far as bugs go, midges remain the only active hatch at the moment so you’ll want to cater your rigs accordingly. However, don’t hesitate to mix in some bigger lead flies in the searcher or attractor variety. Mysis shrimp, eggs and worms have also been good slump busters so keep that in mind as well.

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