Blue River Colorado Fly Fishing, Camping, Boating

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Blue River

Thanks to a surplus of food and access, Blue River fly fishing is as good as it gets with both quantity and quality, making the river a proven gold medal fishery.

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  • Year round option through Silverthorne and down to Green Mountain.
  • Huge rainbows hit midges and mysis shrimp below the dam.
  • Browns can be found as well.
  • Fish Blue River near the shopping outlets, down the highway outside of town.
  • Tricky fishing, can get crowded during nicer weather, ideal flows.
  • Stick with light line in the 2- to 4-pound range. 

Blue River A Colorado Must Fish

Whether you live in Colorado or simply plan to spend a few days in the state, all must fish the Blue River. Sure artificial only regulations apply in many spots, but should you throw a lure or drift a fly, there's always a chance for something special.

Blue Offers 'Bows

The Blue's tailwater section through Silverthorne offers some of the best fishing with anglers often connecting with rainbows in the 6- to 10-pound range. The river gently glides through town averaging 15- to 20-yards wide.

Seasons To Fish

Because it is a tailwater, the Blue is fishable year round. Anglers will encounter high flows when the water in the reservoir is released, but in the dead of winter when everybody else is skiing, you can have easy access to the river's huge rainbows.

Getting There

From Highway 70, take the Silverthorne exit and access the river near the outlets or drive through town and try your luck from one of the handful of access points in and just outside of town.

Kayak Park

The Town of Breckenridge maintains an 1800 foot Kayak Park which features 15 unique challenges for all level boaters. It's located on the Blue River, near the Recreation Center.