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Fishing Information

Blue River - at Breckenridge

COLORADO BASIN Fishing Report
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Weather @COLORADO BASIN - Updated July 03, 2020 - 1:50pm

Current River Flow Updates

Latest Update: 7/3/20 -- The Upper Blue River near Breckenridge is running at 80.2 CFS. This is a great time to fish this section! All kind of different bugs are hatching on this section. Caddis, Stones, Pale Morning Duns, Baetis and more. This is a great time of year to fish dry dropper set ups. You can also try small streamers, small PT variations, smaller midge patterns, like Zebra midges, Mighty Midges, Miracles, Black Beauties and more. Look for midge and BWO hatches on cloudy or warming days. As flows start to level we'll go back to our smaller fly rigs to match the low water flows and water clarity.

River Information

This section of the Blue River is a great small stream fishery that begins its journey just south of Breckenridge at Hoosier Pass. Through town the river has seen extensive stream improvements which has helped the population of small to medium sized wild rainbow and brown trout. A 2-4 wt rod is ideal for the close quarters fishing done here. A hopper dropper rig is going to be the most effective way to fish this section during the warmer months.



Seasonal Conditions

Fishing during the warmer months is going to be most effective with a hopper dropper rig. Small streamers like a Woolly Bugger or a Lil Kim can also produce some exciting takes. On a low-light or overcast day hatches of baetis, caddis and midges are not uncommon. During the winter months its best to look elsewhere due to ice buildup and low flows.

Additional River Information

River access

The majority of public access on this stretch is a length of river called "The Steps." With an abundance of deep pools and rock walls, there are plenty of places for trout to reside. There is also a bike path that follows the river most of the way downstream making it easy to access. Don't look past the inlet where the Blue pours into Dillon Reservoir. On occasion some larger lake fish have been pulled out of this inlet so be ready for anything! Stop by the Frisco shop before you head out to get a better understanding of this small but productive fishery.

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