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Fishing Information

Blue River - at Breckenridge

Weather @COLORADO BASIN - Updated June 28, 2022 - 6:02pm by OpenWeather

Current River Flow Updates

Latest Update: 6/22/22 --

Flows have dropped slightly and are at 188 cfs. You'll still want to be looking for fish to be holding in deeper pockets/plunge pools. You'll want to try small streamers, as well as standard nymphing rigs. For dropper rigs, Midge/Baetis patterns size #18-22 beneath Hoppers #14-16 and Adult Mayflies #14-18. Indicator rigs, leading with attractor patterns such as leeches and eggs size #12-16 followed by Midge/Beatis patterns size #18-22 will work well. Smaller golden stones and caddis nymphs #14-#18 could also be good options. Look for midge and BWO hatches on cloudy or warming days.

Historical River Flow

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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