Blue River
Upper (Above Dillon Dam)

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May 29 The Blue Quill Angler

Clarity: Excellent in Silverthorne

14 Day Forecast: Look for intermittent hatches of midges and a sporadic blue winged olive or two

Tips and Other Information: Flows are above their normal historic levels in preparation of a huge run off. In town, a Mysis pattern, red larva, dropped with and assortment of mayfly nymphs are your best bet right now. Fishing overall on the Blue River has been a disappointment as of late, as the number of trout are way down. Your best bet is to fish in town and sight fish to increase your odds of hooking fish. Anglers who are blind fishing are not enjoying much success. Look for the lower river to be influenced by runoff and fishing will be difficult until the river begins to recede.

Effective Patterns: #20 Juju Baetis, #20 Choc Foam Wing Emerger, #22 Stalcups Baetis, #20-22 Mercury Midge, #20-22 Manhattan Midge, #20 Pale Olive Midge Larva, #22-24 Black Beauty, #22-24 Bling Midge, #22-24 Top Secret Midge, #22-24 Minute Midge, #22-24 Jujubee Midge, #22-24 Matts Midge, #22-24 Griffith Gnat, #20 Sparkle Dun, and #24-26 Parachute Adams.

This report was written by The Blue Quill Angler:

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Phone Number: 970-453-4135
Address: 100 N. Main St., Ste 206, Breckenridge, CO 80401
Phone Number: 970-262-2878
Address: PO Box 2540, 400,Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne, CO 80498
Phone Number: 970-845-8090
Address: 1060 W. Beaver Creek Blvd., Avon, CO 81620
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Address: 629B S. Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305
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Address: 311 S. Main St., Breckenridge, CO 80424
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Address: 1904 Araphoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
Phone Number: 303-674-4700
Address: 1532 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO 80439
Phone Number: (970) 513-8055
Address: 249 Summit Place, Silverthorne, CO 80498
Phone Number: 303-733-1434
Address: 1303 E. 6TH Ave, Denver, CO 80218